At least 29 irregular migrants have been held in the Turkish capital Ankara, according to a security source on Thursday.

Police’s anti-migrant smuggling teams in Ankara rounded up the migrants of Afghan origin in Cankaya and Golbasi districts over the past two days, said the source on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

Procedures are underway to deport the migrants, it added.

Turkey has been a key transit point for irregular migrants aiming to cross to Europe to start new lives, especially those fleeing war and persecution.

*Writing by Sena Guler 

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