World Bulletin / News Desk
Turkish Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Directorate (AFAD) Chairman Fuat Oktay has said that there were more than 66,000 Syrians currently staying in Turkey after fleeing clashes in their country.
Speaking to reporters on Friday in Turkish capital of Ankara, Oktay said that number of Syrians in the country reached 66,000 following the latest developments in Syria.
Stating that there were eight container cities and a tent city in Turkey, Oktay said that those cities were insufficient to host Syrians in the country.
"Four new camps are under construction at the moment and they will be erected in 10 days. We take care of them in a world class level. All of those cities are separated, lets think those residential areas for 10,000 people, and how many cities' population in Turkey are above 10,000-" said Oktay.
Oktay stated that Syrian people's cost to Turkey was reaching 300 million USD, adding that they had been declaring for an international assistance for the last 45 days through Turkish Foreign Ministry.
Noting that there were several statements which said international assistance would come from United Nations and US sides, Oktay said nothing has come yet.
"It is something beyond Turkey, everybody should take responsibility," Oktay said.
"I find it hypocritical that some circles are telling Turkey to 'open your borders' while at the same time failing to tell Russia 'enough is enough'," Davutoglu says
State Dept. maintains US does not consider Syrian PYD a terrorist group
After an official visit to Saudi Arabia by the Turkish Chief of General Staff, it has been revealed that Turkey and Saudi Arabia will conduct joint military exercises.
Negotiations will reportedly focus on Gaza blockade and Hamas presence in Ankara
Mevlut Cavusoglu's remarks come after Washington's description of PYD as a 'reliable partner' in the fight against ISIL
Ahmet Davutoglu tells party faithful in Ankara that Turkey has become a shelter for Syrians
Several media organs reported that 150,000 troops from Saudi Arabia would soon be dispatched to Syria through Turkish borders
Deputy prime minister Kurtulmus warns of the worst case scenario
Turkish premier Davutoglu condemns attacks on civilians amid peace talks
'No one should assume that just because Turkey is taking in all the refugees that it should be expected to shoulder the refugee issue alone,' Turkish PM warns
Turkish Prime Minister says Turkey and Germany are to work together for NATO involvement in curbing refugee flow
Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus has said Turkey did not have option to say 'no' to refugees fleeing from bombardments in Syria and Iraq
'We are not in a position to tell them not to come. If we do, we would be abandoning them to their deaths,' says deputy PM
'If they reached our door and have no other choice, if necessary, we have to and will let our brothers in,' President Erdogan says
Erdogan says western powers 'ignore' terrorist actions perpetrated by armed wing of PKK’s Syrian affiliate