Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 13
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Syrian migrants are not allowed to enter the city of Izmir, western Turkey, Milliyet newspaper reported Aug. 13.
The reason is that Syrian migrants are using Izmir as a transit point for illegally entering the territory of European countries.
More than 60,000 migrants were expelled from Izmir.
Ankara has so far spent at least $5.5 billion to support the Syrian refugees, according to Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD).
At present, over 2 million Syrian refugees are in Turkey.
The Syrian refugee camps in Turkey accommodate about 300,000 people. The rest of them are spread throughout the provinces and cities of Turkey. In Istanbul alone, there are currently 40,000 refugees from Syria.
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