2000 Bangladeshis

Around 2000 Bangladeshis stranded in Turkey

MNA Editorial Desk: Around 2000 Bangladeshis, mainly regular migrants from Iran, Lebanon and Jordan, got stuck in Turkey as their attempts to illegally enter Europe through Turkey have become difficult.

Bangladesh Ambassador in Ankara M Allama Siddiki fears a humanitarian crisis and slower repatriation of stranded Bangladesh nationals and conveyed the overall situation to the relevant ministries in Dhaka.

The number of Bangladesh nationals from various countries in the Middle East, especially from Iran, Lebanon and Jordan is increasing in Turkey with a hope that they will get entry to Europe illegally, reported news agency.

Describing the scenario, the Ambassador said those staying in Turkey illegally and getting released from the detention centers are trying to enter Europe through sea and many of them are embracing death through such risky attempts.

Allama Siddiki said many of the stranded Bangladesh nationals are loosing everything being allured by active human traffickers in Turkey.

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