Syrian refugees cost Turkey $360 million
Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan.15 / Trend A.Taghiyeva/
The Turkish government has spent $360 million on Syrian refugees living in Turkey, Turkish Economy Minister Zafer Caglayan was quoted today by the Anadolu agency.
According to the minister, there are 153,000 refugees from Syria in Turkey who are accommodated in 13 camps in seven provinces of the country.
Syrian refugees in Turkey are mainly in the provinces of Sanliurfa, Hatay and Gaziantep.
Besides Turkey, there are Syrian refugees in the neighbouring Arab countries of Lebanon, Iraq and Jordan.
Anti-government protests have continued in Syria for more than a year and half. According to UN, the total number of victims of the conflict in Syria exceeds 60,000.More than 230,000 have become refugees with around three million in need of humanitarian assistance. The Syrian authorities say they oppose the well-armed militants.