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200 'Turkish refugees' found in South

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Police have discovered about 200 people claiming to be Turkish refugees at a secret camp in the deep South, officials said Thursday, describing the case as "unprecedented". 

Thailand has long been a hub for people trafficking, with thousands of Rohingya boat people from neighbouring Myanmar believed to have passed through the kingdom in recent years.

Police said the 200 refugees identified themselves as Turkish and were detained during a raid on a camp in a mountain rubber plantation on Wednesday night in Songkhla.

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