At least 3,735 irregular migrants were held across Turkey over the past week, according to data compiled by Anadolu Agency from security sources.

Turkish gendarmerie forces held 1,475 of the migrants in the northwestern province of Edirne, which borders Greece and Bulgaria.

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

In the coastal provinces of Mugla, Canakkale, Izmir, Balikesir, Mersin and Aydin, the Turkish Coast Guard and gendarmerie forces rounded up

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