Turkey, Greece to mull Syrian refugee issue
Baku, Azerbaijan, March 1
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Ankara and Athens will discuss the Syrian refugee problem during the visit of Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to Izmir, Anadolu Agency reported March 1.
Greece's prime minister will visit Turkey Match 8. During the visit, the sides are also expected to discuss the development of bilateral relations.
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.
Earlier, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that his country has spent over $10 billion to upkeep Syrian refugees.
Edited by SI
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