On Thursday, Turkish Interior Minister, Suleyman Soylu, has revealed that Turkey Hosts Maximum Number of Refugees and is currently providing shelter to 5 million refugees while 3.6 million refugees are Syrians.
Turkey’s Interior Minister met his French counterpart Christophe Castaner, German counterpart Horst Seehofer, and the EU Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs, and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos, in Ankara.
According to Soylu, the migration has been growing in the country and he mentioned the Syrian refugees’ issue as a big tragedy.
While reminding the European countries that Turkey hosts a Maximum Number of Refugees of around 5 million displaced people, Soylu said that the migration has significantly affected his country.
“Turkey displayed an exemplary behavior to the world, by both its [refugee] camps, harmony, and hospitality,” Soylu mentioned.
Last September in Sochi, Russia, and Turkey agreed to establish a demilitarized buffer zone in Syria’s Idlib province.
However, the Syrian system and its allies have continually broken the terms of the cease-fire, launching several strikes inside the de-escalation zone.
Currently, 4 million civilians are inhabited in the area, including hundreds of thousands of refugees, displaced in the last few years by regime forces from towns and cities throughout the war-weary region.
Since early 2011, Syria has been locked in a ruthless civil war, when the Bashar al-Assad government cracked down on pro-democracy protests with unforeseen brutality.
According to the UN official, since then, hundreds of people have been murdered and over ten million others displaced.