Turkey has provided some 1.5 million Syrian refugees with biometric IDs, according to data provided by the Interior Ministry and the Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD).
Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmu? had earlier said that some 1.2 million Syrians, fleeing the civil war in their homeland, have been registered.
Four foreign citizens have been taken to hospital following a brawl that involved Syrian and Afghan nationals in a refugee camp in Bulgaria, bTV channel reported on Wednesday.
A recently renovated building of the refugee camp in Harmanli, in southern Bulgaria close the border with Turkey, was severely damaged during the accident late on Tuesday.
Syrians fleeing their countryâs conflict have found some respite in Istanbul, but many compatriots are not so lucky
Syrian families who have fled their country due to ongoing war have found shelter on Istanbul sidewalks and parks, clutching onto life with the help of locals, but others face harsher conditions elsewhere in Turkey.
Mardin: âWhen I took office here two years ago,â said the coordinator governor in charge of refugees, Veysel Dalmaz, âThere were about 50,000 Syrian refugees in the camps.â As of fall of 2012, Syrians who have entered Turkey, but are living outside the camps are estimated to be in the band of 15,000 to 20,000.â