The Turkish Embassy in Belarus published a post on its Facebook page in which it warned about criminal liability for smuggling people and recommended its citizens not to approach the border areas of Belarus with other countries.
Post of the Embassy of Turkey in Minsk / Photo: TurkiyeCumhuriyetiMinskBuyukelciligi
«We strongly recommend our compatriots who will travel to Belarus to stay away from the border areas. In addition, as in other countries, the smuggling of people/refugees in our country is a crime under the Criminal Code. The illegal activities of criminal organizations are under close supervision both by our country and by the competent authorities of Belarus. In order to avoid undesirable situations, as well as criminal prosecution, it is important not to succumb to false promises and immediately report to the competent law enforcement agencies of our country about the proposals received and the actions committed that violate the law», – the Turkish Embassy said in a publication.
It is noteworthy that this statement was made the day after the meeting of Mustafa Ozcan, the Turkish Ambassador to Belarus, with Nikolay Snopkov, the First Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Belarus. And at the end of October, the embassy held a reception on the occasion of the Republic Day, which was attended by Vladimir Makei, Ivan Tertel, Andrey Savinyh, Dmitry Yaroshevich and Sergey Aleinik.
На русском языке:
Посольство Турции рекомендует гражданам держаться подальше от приграничных районов Беларуси
На беларускай мове: Амбасада Турцыі рэкамендуе грамадзянам трымацца далей ад памежных раёнаў Беларусі