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(Sözcü and Milliyet Newspapers, 29 June 2012)
Police went into action after getting a tip that prostitution
was being conducted in a nightclub in the Melekli section
of Iğdır (on Turkey's border with Armenia.) However,
upon entering the nightclub they found noone there.
But when they opened a closet in the kitchen they couldn't
believe their eyes. There was a tunnel inside the closet
which led to a secret room where the prostitutes were
hidden. The police then took all the women out of the
room one by one.
A total of 12 foreign women came out of the room,
all of whom were taken into police custody, along with
two people charged with human trafficking. After
statements were taken at the police station the women,
from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Georgia and Azerbaijan,
were taken to the state hospital for health checks. They
claimed that they had been forced into prostitution.
The women were all deported and the interrogation of the
two people charged with human trafficking is continuing.