World Bulletin/News Desk
Turkey's EU Minister and Chief Negotiator Egemen Bagis said that Turkey has spent 1.5 billion USD for the Syrian people and only 6.9 million USD of it came from the EU and EU countries.
In a meeting with Turkish Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Director General Fuat Oktay, Bagis said Turkey has shown the real meaning of Ramadan as 200 thousand Syrian people were sheltered in 21 diffferent camps and 300 thousand Syrian people have been living in Turkey.
Turkey has spent 1.5 billion USD for Syrian people and only 6.9 million USD of it came from EU and EU countries.
UN and EU demanded Turkey's camp system
Oktay said "As Turkey, we established a system and the United Nations and European Union demanded this system. We are not only providing sheltering and nutritional support but we also provide educational services, hospitals and many other things in the camps."
"As an example, in the camps, we have 30 thousand students, over 1,600 teachers, over 1,300 ambulatory care services and over 25 thousand medical operations were performed," said Oktay.
Oktay shared the figures of countries which helped Turkey in the process of sheltering Syrian people. They are as follows:
Austria: 25 thousand USD
France: 145 thousand USD
German Red Cross: 500 thousand USD
Swedish Red Cross: 20 thousand USD
British Red Cross: 1.5 million USD
Dutch Red Cross: 2.46 million USD
Norwegian Red Cross: 1.6 million USD
Belgium: 650 thousand USDLast Mod: 16 Temmuz 2013, 17:47