20 percent of Syrian refugees live in Istanbul
ISTANBUL – Doğan News Agency
Other provinces hosting a high number of Syrian refugees are the western provinces of Bursa and İzmir, the southeastern provinces of Gaziantep and Kilis, the Central Anatolian province of Konya, and the southern provinces of Adana and Mersin. The number of Syrians exceeds 100,000 in all of these provinces.
The registered number of Turks in Kilis, on the Turkey-Syria border north of Aleppo, stood at 136,319 as of last year, while the province hosts a total of 131,109 Syrian refugees. The demographic shift has sometimes led to confrontations between Turks and Syrians in the province.
276,158 Syrian babies born in last six years
It also found that the issue of Syrian refugees was one of the most-discussed issues in Turkish media reports over the last six years.
Of the 3.6 million Syrian refugees, some 1.9 million are males and 1.7 million are females.