329,000 Syrians returned home in wake of Turkish ops: Interior Minister

329,000 Syrians returned home in wake of Turkish ops: Interior Minister

ISTANBUL-Anadolu Agency
329,000 Syrians returned home in wake of Turkish ops: Interior Minister

Nearly 330,000 Syrians in Turkey have returned home since Turkey successfully completed counter-terror operations in northern Syria, Turkey's interior minister said on May 26.

Speaking in Istanbul, Süleyman Soylu said, “329,000 people from Syria have returned so far thanks to the peace provided in Afrin and the area liberated by Operation Euphrates Shield.”

Turkey currently hosts some 4 million Syrian refugees -- more than any country in the world -- but many have been returning to regions since stability and peace were established by Turkish counter-terrorist operations since 2016.

Over 41,000 Afghan migrants came to Turkey illegally this year and about half of them, some 20,500, were repatriated, added Soylu.

 

Turkey, Syria, refugees, operations