Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 8
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
The problem of Syrian refugees is not only Turkey's problem, but a global one, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said, the Turkish TRT Haber TV channel reported Feb. 8.
Davutoglu noted that all countries should make efforts to solve the Syrian crisis.
Earlier, Davutoglu, speaking at the 'Supporting Syria and the Region' conference in London, 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.
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 said that Russia and Iran are responsible for the deaths of civilians in Syria.
He said that Russia, supporting the Syrian regime, conducts ethnic cleansing in Syria, including the Syrian city of Aleppo, which has special significance for Turkey.
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