No ease in Syrian refugee influx into Turkey
AFP PhotoThe intense flow of Syrian refugees to Turkey has not dropped, according to figures provided by the Foreign Ministry, as within only one week, some 2,000 more Syrian refugees have begun residing in temporary sheltering centers in Turkey.
In his response to a motion submitted by the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) deputy Özcan Yeniçeri, Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu stated the number of Syrians residing in 21 temporary sheltering centers in 10 provinces was 202,445 as of Nov. 13.
Just last week, in response to another motion submitted by the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy Sezgin Tanrıkulu, Davutoğlu stated, as of Nov. 4, 200,046 Syrians were residing in those same centers in 10 provinces.
In response to Yeniçeri, Davutoğlu also noted some 79 Syrians have been in Turkish hospitals, either as patients or as companions, adding some 400,000 Syrians have entered the country through a visa-free regime and have been living in Turkey outside of the camps.