A repatriation center with a capacity of 400 people will be built in the Ayvacık district of the northwestern province of Çanakkale.

The construction of the center, which was tendered for 6.7 million Turkish Liras, is expected to be completed by September 2016. The modern facility will be built upon an 8,315-square-meter area over two blocks and with two floors. The project aims to offer migrants humanitarian conditions during the process of deportation.

In recent years, the Aegean region has become one of the most favored routes for migrants seeking to cross in to the EU.