(MENAFN) 600 illegal Afghan migrants will be deported from eastern Turkey to Kabul this weekend, the interior ministry said on Saturday.
The Afghan migrants had crossed into Turkey through Iran due to "ongoing terrorist activities and economic troubles" in Afghanistan, the ministry said, and security forces had handed the migrants over to provincial immigration authorities.
"Following the completion of deportation procedures for illegal migrants in our other provinces, deportations will speed up and continue in the coming days," the ministry said in a statement.
Afghanistan has been racked by militant attacks this year, and the government has made
promises to tighten security in the wake of an attack in central Kabul that killed around 100 people in January.