ANKARA

At least 3,893 irregular migrants were held across Turkey over the past week, according to data compiled by Anadolu Agency from security sources.

Turkish gendarmerie forces held 2,489 of the migrants in the northwestern province of Edirne, which borders Greece and Bulgaria.

According to local sources in Edirne, Greece has stepped up efforts to send irregular migrants to Turkey in violation of the Geneva Conventions, European Convention on Human Rights and the UN Convention Against Torture.

In the coastal cities of Mugla, Canakkale, Izmir, Bodrum, Antalya and Aydin, the Turkish Coast Guard and gendarmerie forces rounded up over 1,000 migrants.

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