World Bulletin / News Desk
Turkey has not forgotten its neighbors in the Syrian town of Kobani and continues to provide humanitarian assistance to people fleeing clashes between the warring sides, a district governor has said.
A temporary accommodation center has been established in the Suruc district of Turkey's southeastern Sanliurfa province that can host up to 35,000 people.
Suruc District Governor Abdullah Ciftci told Anadolu Agency that Turkey was taking good care of the people of Kobani by providing them with aid and hosting them as refugees.
"We did not forget our neighbors in Kobani after the recent bomb attacks and delivered 10 trucks of humanitarian aid from different parts of Turkey," Ciftci said.
"We will continue to stand by our neighbors and share their pain at all costs," he added.
Thousands of people in Kobani have been affected in the almost nine months of fierce clashes between ISIL and pro-Kurdish Syrian Democratic Union Party (PYD) affiliated fighters in and around the town.
According to new figures released by the Turkish Prime Ministry’s press section on Saturday, Turkey is hosting 194,000 civilians displaced from Kobani alone.
Turkey has sent nearly 2,000 vehicles with humanitarian aid to the people in Kobani since September 19, 2014.
The deadly bomb attack in Kobani last Thursday left nearly two dozens of people killed and at least 130 others wounded, sparking a new bout of fighting between Kurdish forces and ISIL after the Kurdish-majority town was overrun by the terrorist group last September.
The Turkish Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD), the Turkish Red Crescent and many other public institutions are also involved in the efforts to welcome Syrian refugees.
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