Minister: Over 30,000 Syrian citizens received work permit in Turkey

Business Materials 20 November 2013 16:24 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 20
Rufiz Hafizoglu-Trend:
Over 30,000 Syrians have received work permit in Turkey, Turkish Minister of Labour and Social Development Faruk Celik said, Hurriyet newspaper reported on Nov.19.

According to the minister, number of foreign workers dramatically increases in Turkey.
Earlier it was reported that Syrian investors are interested in investing in Turkey's south-western province of Gaziantep,and over the past two years, Syrian investments in different spheres of the province exceeded three million Turkish liras.

It is expected that in 2014 the volume of investments in the province will reach 100 million Turkish liras.

The head of the Turkish Ofice for the Prevention and Emergency Management (AFAD), Fuat Oktay said earlier that the number of Syrian refugees living in Turkey had reached 300,000.
During the conflict in Syria which began in March 2011, more than 115,000 people were killed in the country and over 4.2 million became refugees in Syrian territory and two million fled to neighbouring countries. The main burden of receiving refugees lay on Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. The total population of Syria before the conflict amounted to 20 million.
The official exchange rate on Nov. 20 is 2.0169 TRY/USD.