Serhat TUNAR -TDO- Turkey compared to last year in the number of immigrants trying to cross illegally into the European Union is experiencing an increase.
According to the information shared by the Coast Guard Command, 29 thousand 887 people were detected on land until 6 September 2019 and they were caught by the Gendarmerie and Security units before leaving the sea. In the same period last year, the number of those arrested was announced as 17 thousand 791. Coast Guard Command data shows that the number of immigrants caught trying to cross by sea increased by 68 percent.
According to a statement issued by the Directorate General of Migration Management, the number of migrants who crossed the European Union in the first eight months of 2018 was 18 thousand, while this number reached 24 thousand in 2019.
However, the number of passing through the land, according to the Immigration Administration from Turkey to the European Union fell by 4 thousand to 10 thousand in 2019. In the first eight months of 2018.