Turkish FM meets UN envoy for refugees

UN High Commissioner for Refugees Guterres arrived in Turkey Wednesday for a five-day visit

Turkish FM meets UN envoy for refugees

World Bulletin / News Desk 

Turkey's foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has met on Friday UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres, who is in Turkey on the third of a five-day visit.

According to diplomatic sources, Guterres thanked Turkey for its support and its open-door policy regarding Syrian refugees.

Guterres also said his visit was important for drawing the attention of international public opinion to the refugee issue.

Sources said Cavusoglu gave the latest figures on Syrian refugees, who fled clashes in the city of Tal Abyad, to Guterres. Tal Abyad was the scene of fierce fighting between ISIL and Syrian-Kurdish fighters.

On Saturday, Guterres is expected to visit the temporary protection centers in Turkey's southeastern provinces of Mardin, Sanliurfa and Gaziantep, where Syrian refugees have been staying.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 19 Haziran 2015, 14:58