Number of Syrian refugees in Turkey exceeds 1 million - minister

By REUTERS
June 19, 2014 11:49




ANKARA - The number of Syrians who are housed in refugee camps and cities in neighboring Turkey has reached 1.05 million, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Besir Atalay told a news conference on Thursday.

Ankara has maintained an "open border" policy to refugees fleeing the conflict between President Bashar Assad's forces and rebels in Syria.

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