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Syrian refugees won’t leave Turkey, says ex-minister

Syrian refugees won’t leave Turkey, says ex-minister

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Date: 4 January 2016 14:42

Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 4

By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:

Syrian refugees won’t leave Turkey, even if the war is over in their motherland, said Fatma Sahin, Turkish former minister for family and social policy.

She said all the conditions have been created to accommodate Syrian refugees in Turkey, the Haber7 newspaper reported Jan. 4

The majority of Syrian refugees have already adapted to life in Turkey, added Sahin.

Currently, Turkey is hosting more than two million Syrian refugees on its soil.

The Syrian refugee camps in the country accommodate about 300,000 people. The rest of them are spread across the provinces and cities of Turkey.

In Istanbul alone, there are currently 40,000 refugees from Syria. Ankara has so far spent $8 billion to upkeep the Syrian refugees.


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