Syrians moving out of tent cities in Turkey’s southeast
The Directorate General of Migration Management has asked Syrian guests at the Akçakale Temporary Accommodation Center about their the preference of stay.
Nearly 5,000 Syrians have moved out of the tent city that is soon to be closed and went to houses they rented in neighboring districts and provinces, escorted by gendarmerie and security units.
The accommodation center, established in 2012 by the Directorate General of Migration Management, had been hosting 22,220 Syrians.
For those who chose to move out of the accommodation center and move to cities other than Antalya and Istanbul receive monetary funds if a rental lease is provided, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on Oct. 18.
The evacuation process from the temporary accommodation center is expected to be completed by Oct. 26.
Turkey hosts nearly 3.5 million Syrian refugees—more than any other country in the world—spending more than $32 billion from its own national resources to help and shelter refugees since the beginning of the Syrian civil war.