Turkey urges world to play its part in helping Syrian children
ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
The deal included a 6 billion euro ($7.07 billion) aid package to help Turkey care for millions of refugees in the country in exchange for blocking unregistered migrant flow to Europe and a visa-free travel right to Turks, which does not seem possible in the near future.
“I want to say once again that all children in the world have the same rights, all children have the right to live in equality, while hoping that the wars in the world end as soon as possible,” the minister said.
Turkey hosts some 3 million Syrian refugees, more than any other country in the world. The country has spent nearly $25 billion helping and sheltering refugees since the beginning of the Syrian civil war in 2011.
Aydın said Turkey provided education, health, and accommodation services to them without any discrimination.
“We did not only open our doors to our Syrian brothers but also our hearts. We shared our bread with them,” said Aydın.
“Children are the ones most affected by this war. Because they are perhaps the most needy and vulnerable beings on Earth,” International Refugee Rights Organization deputy chairman Abdullah Resul Demir told state-run Anadolu Agency.
“Children rights are defined by international law. However, in the past six years, we have seen that when our Syrian children are in question, all international laws and humanity have failed,” he said.