Eleven Turkish people have applied for asylum in Germany.
After police determined they had not come to take part in a karate tournament as they said, a police spokesman said on Saturday.
THE GROUP NUMBERED 14 ON ARRIVAL AT DUESSELDORF AIRPORT
The group numbered 14 on arrival at Duesseldorf airport on a flight from Istanbul on Friday, but police determined during checks that they were not going to a tournament and suspected one of their number was a people smuggler.
TWO VOLUNTARILY FLEW BACK TO TURKEY
“Two voluntarily flew back to Turkey,” a spokesman for the federal police said, adding that the suspected smuggler, who was Turkish, had been detained by police.
The remaining 11, compromising 10 adults and one child, had been taken to a reception center for asylum seekers. The police spokesman could not say on what grounds they sought asylum.