Turkey to continue rendering aid to Syrian refugees
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept.5
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Turkey will continue rendering humanitarian aid to Syrian refugees, the TRT Haber news channel quoted Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as saying Sept.5.
He made the remarks during the G20 summit in China.
Erdogan pointed out that the Syrian refugee problem is not only Ankara’s problem, but unfortunately, a number of countries failed the humanity exam.
Syria has been suffering from an armed conflict since March 2011, which, according to the UN, has so far claimed over 500,000 lives. Militants from various armed groups are confronting the Syrian government troops. The “Islamic State” (IS, ISIL, ISIS or Daesh), the YPG and the PYD are the most active terrorist groups in Syria.
At present, three million Syrian refugees are in Turkey, according to the country’s Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency. Turkey has spent more than $10 billion to upkeep them.
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