Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb.17
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Turkey has spent over $10 billion to upkeep the refugees from Syria, said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
He noted that although Turkey provides full assistance to Syrian refugees, the international community turns a blind eye on it, TRT Haber TV channel reported Feb.17.
Earlier, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said that Russia's military operations in Syria can lead to a new flow of refugees to Turkey.
At present, over 2 million Syrian refugees are in Turkey. The Syrian refugee camps in the country 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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