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Turkey grants citizenship to 76,000 Syria refugees

Syrians fleeing their war-torn country
Syrians, who are fleeing their war-torn country, arrive at the Syria-Turkey border

Turkey has granted nearly 76,000 Syrian refugees citizenship, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said.

In an interview with Haberturk channel, Soylu said that 62 per cent of the Syrian refugees who had come to Turkey since the beginning of the crisis came from the northern governorates of Aleppo, Idlib, Raqqa and Hasaka.

According to figures from the Turkish government and UN Refugee Agency, there were over 3.6 million Syrian refugees registered in Turkey at the end of 2018; most aged between 18-56 years old.

The majority of those who have been granted citizenship are professionals including doctors, academics and businessmen.

READ: Nearly 295,000 Syrians return home from Turkey in 2018

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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