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    The Turkish authorities have detained about 300,000 people from Syria, Iran and Iraq who tried to enter the country illegally since the beginning of the year, the country’s General Staff said on Wednesday.

    ANKARA (Sputnik) – The statement added that Turkish border forces had confiscated 4,500 smuggled mobile phones, 20,000 liters of gasoline, over 1,000 head of cattle and more than 17 million packs of cigarettes.

    "From January 1 to October 4 this year there were 33,327 incidents on the Turkish borders with Syria, Iran and Iraq. A total of 299,612 people who tried to cross our border illegally were detained and 185 various weapons were confiscated," the General Staff said in a statement obtained by RIA Novosti.

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