Russia has no position on Syria yet
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 24
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Russia has not determined its position on Syria yet, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, the Turkish TRT Haber TV channel reported Sept. 24.
President Erdogan said that Turkey is concerned about Moscow's support for the Syrian regime adding that at present, Iran and Russia openly support the Syrian regime.
President Erdogan said that Turkey urges to establish a safe zone in Syria for stationing Syrian refugees staying in Turkey, adding that the issue of Syrian refugees is a problem not only for Turkey but for the rest world countries.
During his recent visit to Russia, President Erdogan met with Russian President Vladimir Putin and discussed the Syrian crisis.
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.
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).
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