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3.5m Syria refugees in Turkey

Syrian children play outside their makeshift tents in Turkey [Emin Sansar/Anadolu Agency]

More than 3.5 million Syrian refugees live in Turkey, the Anadolu Agency reported.

Data from Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) revealed that 227,894 Syrian refugees live in refugee camps located in the states of Hatay, Gaziantep, Kahramanmaraş, Şanlıurfa, Kallis, Mardin and Adana.

The Turkish authorities provide Syrian refugees with health, education and housing services.

Some 612,000 Syrian students are currently enrolled in Turkish schools while Turkish hospitals and health centres have provided care to more than 31 million Syrian patients.

According to AFAD, Turkey has spent $30.2 billion over the past seven years on Syrian refugees.

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Turkey has been one of the main country which has been welcoming Syrian refugees - Cartoon [MiddleEastMonitor]

Turkey has been one of the main country which has been welcoming Syrian refugees –
Cartoon [MiddleEastMonitor]

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