KİLİS- Doğan News Agency
A delegation comprised of members of
the U.S. House of Representatives visited a Syrian refugee camp near the border
in the southern province of Kilis. Officials from the Turkish Foreign Ministry
briefed the delegation, which was comprised of Rep. Rob Wittman, a Republican
from Virginia, Rep. Ted Poe, a Republican from Texas and Rep. Hank Johnson, a
Democrat from Georgia, on the living conditions of Syrian refugees.
U.S. representatives paid a visit to
the school at the Öncüpınar camp and to workshops where Syrian women made
handcrafted products. They also met with Syrians who were elected to
administrative councils in elections organized Jan. 17 at the refugee
UN special envoy on refugees,
American actress Angelina Jolie also visited the Öncüpınar camp last September
to bring attention to the worsening refugee crisis due to the 22-month-old
conflict in Syria.