World Bulletin/News Desk
Turkey makes every effort to help Syrians who came to our country, said Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Besir Atalay on Tuesday.
Atalay chaired the meeting over Syria coordinated by Republic of Turkey Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD).
Conditions of Syrians staying at refugee camps across Turkey and the preparations for winter were the main topics discussed at the meeting, said Atalay following the meeting held closed to the press.
Reminding that around 600 thousand Syrians were living in Turkey, Atalay said 200 thousand of them were staying at 21 different tent cities in the country.
"No problem with the camps; as winter arrives, the tents were prepared accordingly. Children are well educated, while health services are also good," he said stressing Turkey passed the test over Syria successfully.
The tent cities have a capacity for almost 30 thousand people, Atalay said and added that especially those refugees in Istanbul with no place to stay could be taken to the camps in other provinces of Turkey.
Turkish deputy prime minister also denied the claims that there was a plan to construct walls on Turkey-Syria border.
AFAD carries out a work on precautions against a possible chemical attack on the Syrian border, Atalay noted.Last Mod: 08 Ekim 2013, 14:53