Syrian crisis going beyond region – Turkish FM
Baku, Azerbaijan, March 9
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
The humanitarian crisis in Syria is going beyond the region, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said.
Syria has been suffering from an armed conflict since March 2011, which, according to the UN, has so far claimed the lives of over 220,000 people. Militants from various armed groups are confronting the Syrian government troops.
The "Islamic State" (IS, aka ISIS, ISIL or Daesh) and Jabhat al-Nusra are the most active terrorist groups in Syria.
Cavusoglu noted that in order to prevent the illegal migration of Syrian refugees to the EU countries, Europe should cooperate with Ankara, TRT Haber TV channel reported March 9.
Syrian refugees are treated negatively in a number of European countries, which contradicts with universal values, the minister added.
At present, over two 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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