Turkey's Sahin visits Syrian citizens staying at tent-sites in Hatay

Fatma Sahin said Turkish government was maintaining friendship and solidarity with particularly its neighboring countries.

Turkey's Sahin visits Syrian citizens staying at tent-sites in Hatay

Turkey's family and social policies minister paid a visit to temporary tent-sites set up in the southern province of Hatay for Syrian citizens who escaped from violence in their country and took shelter in the tent-sites.

Fatma Sahin said Turkish government was maintaining friendship and solidarity with particularly its neighboring countries.

"The government is in a great effort to meet your needs and provide you shelter here as long as you want," Sahin told the Syrians.

Sahin said she would listen to wishes of the Syrian citizens, and that many problems seemed to be solved with great efforts of Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

The minister said United Nations (UN) good will envoy Angelina Jolie and Council of Europe representatives had visited the tent-sites, and appreciated Turkish government's efforts.

Sahin hoped that Syrian citizens would experience better days in the future.

During Sahin's visit, Syrian citizens showed a great affection and chanted slogans in favor of Premier Erdogan.

Sahin chatted with children and women, listened to songs of children, visited Syrians who were receiving medical treatment in a field hospital.

AA

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