Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 4
By Elena Kosolapova - Trend:
Turkey will continue rendering assistance to Syrian refugees, Prime Minister of Turkey Ahmet Davutoglu said, speaking at the 'Supporting Syria and the Region' conference in London, the Turkish TRT Haber TV channel reported Feb. 4.
The 'Supporting Syria and the Region' conference kicked off in London Feb. 4.
Davutoglu said that Turkey treated the Syrian crisis as a humanitarian one from the very first day.
"Turkey is a country which received the most refugees in the world," said the prime minister. "There is no city in Turkey without Syrian refugees."
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.
Davutoglu also noted that today every Syrian has an equal right with the Turks to enter Turkish universities.
"We will continue to help Syrian refugees," he said.
He said that another 10,000 refugees are now on the border with Turkey, intending to get to the country, and it is connected with military operations in the Syrian city of Aleppo.
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