It was reported by the Directorate of Migration Management that the number of irregular migrants deported in the first 8 months of the year increased to 75,678, while the deportation success rate average of European countries was 10 percent, Turkey left the whole of Europe behind with a 67 percent deportation success rate. .
In the statement made by the Directorate of Migration Management, it was stated that within the scope of combating irregular migration, 204 thousand 966 irregular migrants were prevented from entering Turkey this year.
In the statement, it was noted that as a result of the inspections and operations carried out to apprehend those who entered Turkey illegally, the number of non-duplicated irregular migrants apprehended was 158 thousand 525, an increase of 100 percent compared to the same period of the previous year.
It was stated in the statement that 75,678 irregular migrants were deported from all nationalities in 8 months since the beginning of the year, and that the number of deportations increased by 143 percent when compared to the same period of the previous year.
In the statement, “The number of deportations increased by 150 percent for foreigners with Afghanistan nationality, 61 percent for foreigners with Pakistani nationality and 183 percent for foreigners with other nationalities compared to the same period of the previous year. The number of irregular migrants deported since 2016 has reached 401,187.” it was said.
In the statement, it was stated that 44 thousand 786 Afghan citizens, including 34 thousand 557 with 186 charter flights to Afghanistan and 10 thousand 229 with scheduled flights, were returned to their country, and 8 thousand 114 irregular migrants were safely transported to Pakistan with 2 charter flights and scheduled flights. reported to have been sent to his country.
Emphasizing that in Turkey, which has been under intense irregular migration pressure in recent years, returns have been carried out successfully, well above the European average, the following was noted:
“Although 696,355 irregular migrants were detected in EU countries in 2021, only 73,30% of them were deported. Thus, the average deportation success rate of European countries was 10 percent. On a country basis, the deportation success rate was 9 percent in Germany. (10,785 out of 120,285 irregular migrants were deported), 24 percent in Belgium (2,655 out of 10,885 irregular immigrants), 18 percent in Greece (6,000 out of 38,15 irregular immigrants) 880 of them were deported) and 11 percent in Austria (4,480 out of 38,410 irregular migrants were deported). It increased to 67 percent when deportation procedures in removal centers and repeated arrests are deducted.
In the statement, it was stated that the number of irregular immigrants deported since the beginning of the year in Turkey has increased to 75,678, “While the deportation success rate average of European countries is 10 percent, our country has left the whole of Europe behind with a 67 percent deportation success rate.” evaluation was made.
In the statement of the Directorate of Migration Management, it was stated that the number of removal centers was increased to 30 and their capacity to 20 thousand 540. In the statement, it was noted that Turkey has surpassed the removal center capacity in all European countries, and said, “At present, 17 thousand 569 foreigners from 91 different nationalities (5 thousand 259 are Pakistani, 3 thousand 888 are Afghanistan and 8 thousand 422 are at our removal centres). other nationalities) are under administrative detention and their deportation proceedings are continuing.” information was included.
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