Aftermath of war
The EU Commission announced on Dec. 18 that it will provide financial support to member states who made a collective pledge of more than 30,000 refugee resettlement places.
EU member countries made the pledge during the two-day Global Refugee Forum in Geneva, which was co‐hosted by the UN and Switzerland and co-convened by Turkey, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, Germany and Pakistan.
Turkish foreign minister on Dec. 17 discussed the voluntary return of Syrians with his counterparts from Iraq, Lebanon, and Jordan.
Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu met with Iraq's Mohamed Ali Alhakim, Jordan's Ayman Safadi and Lebanon's Gebran Bassil in Geneva, Switzerland where he attended the three-day Global Refugee Forum.
Safe return of refugees and establishing a permanent stability in Syria is as important as fight against terrorism, the Turkish president said on Dec. 17.