Van, which has a border to Iran, is an important transit point for thousands of immigrants who try to travel to Europe by illegally leaving Afghanistan and Pakistan every year. While the migration of illegal immigrants increases every year, the decline that illegal immigrants say due to the first assumed coronavirus has been passed and April has been the lowest in history.
Turkey, as a bridge between the West due to the presence in the country is being used as a transit route by irregular immigrants. Van, which has a long border to Iran, is among the important crossroads. In the region, where difficult and mountainous areas are dominant, illegal immigrants are sometimes let down by immigrant smugglers, and sometimes they die due to cold weather conditions.
Noting that there is a lot of immigrant mobility in the first 3 months of this year, Governor Bilmez said that the number of illegal immigrants dropped to 200 in April this year. Governor Bilmez said, “There has been a serious increase in immigration mobility since 2014-2015 due to the developments in Afghanistan and Pakistan. This increase continues every year as well.
But it has dropped to its lowest level since April. In the first 3 months, the number of immigrants caught in the inner regions was caught around 2,500 this year, but this rate fell suddenly when we arrived in April. This number has dropped to 200 this year while there are immigrants.