Turkey to get funds from EU for Syrian refugees by late Feb.
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 31
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Turkey will get three billion euros by late February, Volkan Bozkır, the Turkish minister for EU affairs, said, Anadolu agency reported Jan. 30.
Bozkır said that the funds were allocated by the EU for Syrian refugees in Turkey.
"The funds will be fully spent for Syrian refugees," he said.
Currently, Turkey is hosting more than two million Syrian refugees on its territory.
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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