World Bulletin/News Desk
Turkish Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Directorate (AFAD) has announced that there were 68,200 Syrians currently staying in Turkey after fleeing clashes in their country.
In a written statement released Saturday, AFAD said that Syrians staying in Turkey were welcomed in Altinozu, Yayladagi, Reyhanli, Apaydin and Karbeyaz towns of the southern province of Hatay, in southern provinces of Sanliurfa (Ceylanpinar), Gaziantep (Islahiye) and Kilis.
AFAD said that Syrian citizens taking shelter in Turkey were provided with lodging, food, health services, security, social activities, education, religious services, translation services and communications.
AFAD said that 823 Syrians entered Turkey on August 17 and 18, adding that so far, a total of 100,319 entered Turkey and that 32,119 Syrians returned to Syria on their own will.
Currently, 10,941 Syrians are staying in Hatay, 11,272 in Gaziantep province (Nurdagi-Islahiye), 14,099 in Kilis, and 24,801 in Sanliurfa province (Ceylanpinar), AFAD said.
439 Syrians, including 53 companions, are staying in various Turkish hospitals and receiving medical treatment, AFAD said.
Syrians are provided meal three times a day, AFAD also said.