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.
At least 76 officers were detained in 22 provinces around the country on suspicion of forming a criminal organisation and illegally bugging phones
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The attack on southeastern Sanliurfa city leaves twoTurkish soldiers on border duty dead and injured two others late on Monday.
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Turkey's telecoms regulator has blocked access to 110 web sites over last five years for providing illegal online gambling.
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Erdogan said he will not act according to conventions. Rather, he will act according to the constitution.
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Erdogan criticized Egypt's al-Sisi, accusing him of blocking humanitarian aid to the blockaded Gaza Strip.
The Kurecik early warning radar system in eastern Malatya province does not share information with non-NATO members, the Foreign Ministry said.
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Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on the US to contribute to world peace during an interview on Turkish television.
Turkish Prime Minister accused Israel of having "surpassed Hitler in barbarism" through its attacks on Gaza, but warned Turks against taking out their anger on the country's Jewish community
The Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem said Israelis should "avoid non-essential visits" to Turkey.
A Turkish businessman was released after being held for twelve hours at the Rafic Hariri Airport in Beirut.