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Turkey top nation in helping refugees, least developed countries: Erdoğan

Turkey is hosting around 4 million refugees and has already spent $40 billion on them, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said, recalling that his country is the top nation in providing humanitarian assistance to refugees and the least developed nations.

At least 658 rescued in the Aegean since Friday

At least 658 migrants and refugees were rescued in 20 separate operations in the eastern Aegean between Friday morning and Monday morning, the Greek coast guard said.
In the same period, a total of 730 migrants and refugees landed on the islands of Lesvos, Chios, Samos, Farmakonisi and Kastellorizo (or Megisti) after crossing from Turkey, the coast guard said.

'Turkey should step up efforts on zero target for mother deaths'

Professor Ayşe Akın received a United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) award last week in Nairobi, Kenya at the International Conference on Population and Development (ICDP25) for her contribution to the health of women at the global and national levels since 1994, when the first ICDP took place in Cairo, which she had also attended.

Turkey still has a young but aging population

Turkey still has a young population structure, but its share of elderly population is increasing, a recently released survey shows.

Mitsotakis, Merkel discuss burgeoning refugee crisis

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday discussed the migration issue amid increasing arrivals from Turkey and a report calling for action to head off a new crisis. 

Turkey's budget posts $17.8B deficit in 10 months

Turkey's central government budget balance saw a deficit of 100.7 billion Turkish liras ($17.8 billion) in the first 10 months of 2019, official figures showed on Nov. 15.

Ankara restores 18th-century madrasah in Bosnia

An 18th-century historical madrasah in Bosnia and Herzegovina will be restored to its original appearance by a project launched by Turkey's state-run aid agency.

Turkish Authorities Found a Truck with 82 Migrants Traveling to Europe (VIDEO)

Authorities in Turkey have stopped a truck carrying 82 migrants traveling to Europe, according to the Euronews.

Police have released a video showing people getting off the trailer near the town of Ayvacik. 
According to the IHA news agency, the detainees were Afghans trying to reach Europe, hoping to travel to Europe by sea.

Turkey, UNHCR discuss voluntary return of Syrians

Turkey and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) discussed voluntary repatriation of Syrians to their home country on Nov. 11, Turkish Foreign Ministry has said.