Turkish authorities arrest some 315 refugees in the Black Sea

Turkish authorities have announced the arrest of about 315 refugees in the Black Sea as they tried to reach the Balkan countries during the past two days.

A fishing boat with 93 Syrians and one Afghan was seized on the northern coast of Istanbul, the authorities said. The authorities arrested 68 Syrians and two Iranians on another boat. On Friday evening, the authorities arrested 149 people, Syria and two Ukrainians.