Kabul: Turkish media reported that at least 500 Afghan refugees have been deported by Ankara and that more than 5,000 others are in detention, who will also be deported soon.
Anadolu Agency said that Ankara is due to deport nearly 20,000 refugees, of whom over 5,000 are Afghans.
“The government of Turkey had severed the conditions for Afghan refugees and no refugee can take asylum under the current situation,” said Maazullah Sultan Oghlo, an Afghan refugee in Turkey.
The Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation said that the Islamic Emirate has held talks with Turkish officials about the situation of Afghan refugees there.
Earlier, Turkish media reported that out of 124,000 undocumented refugees, 68,000 of them were Afghans in 2022.