World Bulletin / News Desk
Turkish Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Directorate (AFAD) has announced that there were 74,112 Syrians currently staying in Turkey after fleeing clashes in their country.
In a written statement released Wednesday, 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 1,832 Syrians entered Turkey on August 21 and 22, and 37 of those returned to Syira on their own will, adding that so far, a total of 106,362 entered Turkey and that 32,220 Syrians returned to Syria on their own will.
Currently, 12,471 Syrians are staying in Hatay, 11,032 in Gaziantep province (Nurdagi-Islahiye), 14,099 in Kilis, 25,289 in Sanliurfa province (Ceylanpinar), 3,021 in Kahramanmaras, 3,154 in Adana,983 in Adiyaman, 1,544 in Osmaniye and 2,068 in Malatya, AFAD said.
451 Syrians, including 55 companions, are staying in various Turkish hospitals and receiving medical treatment, AFAD said.
Syrians are provided meal three times a day, AFAD also said.Last Mod: 22 Ağustos 2012, 18:00