World Bulletin / News Desk
Turkish Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Directorate (AFAD) has announced that there were 80,410 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 1,414 Syrians entered Turkey on August 28 and 29, adding that so far, a total of 113,312 entered Turkey and that 32,898 Syrians returned to Syria on their own will.
Currently, 11,164 Syrians are staying in Hatay, 12,653 in Gaziantep province (Nurdagi-Islahiye), 13,058 in Kilis, 26,526 in Sanliurfa province (Ceylanpinar), 7,757 in Kahramanmaras, 3,026 in Adana, 959 in Adiyaman, 1,447 in Osmaniye and 2,938 in Malatya, AFAD said.
882 Syrians, including 119 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: 29 Ağustos 2012, 12:51