Number of Syrians in Turkey at 200,091
ANKARA - Turkish Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Directorate (AFAD) announced Thursday that there were 200,091 Syrians currently staying in tent and container cities in Turkey after fleeing clashes in their country.
In a written statement released Thursday, AFAD reminded that they set up 5 tent cities in Hatay, 2 in Sanliurfa, 3 in Gaziantep and one each in Osmaniye, Kahramanmaras, Adana and Adiyaman and two container cities in Kilis, and one each in Sanliurfa, Malatya and Gaziantep.
AFAD said that Syrian citizens taking shelter in Turkey over two years were provided with lodging, food, health services, security, social activities, education, religious services, banking, translation services and communications.
It was said that 324,290 Syrians fled to Turkey so far and 124,199 of them returned to Syria.
Thursday, June 13, 2013