Turkey ready to receive new wave of Syrian refugees
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 23
By Orkhan Guluzade - Trend:
Turkey is ready to receive a new wave of the Syrian refugees, Turkish Office for the Prevention and Elimination of Consequences of Emergency (AFAD) told Trend Feb. 23.
It is expected that over 30,000 Syrian refugees can come to the country, according to AFAD.
Ten refugee camps, which can accommodate up to 100,000 people were built in Turkey's border areas with Syria, said AFAD.
Earlier, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that his country has spent over $10 billion to upkeep Syrian refugees.
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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