Turkish PM hosts Syrian refugee groups

Ahmet Davutoglu pledges support for Syrians as refugee crisis deepens

Turkish PM hosts Syrian refugee groups

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu hosted Syrian refugees’ representatives in Ankara on Saturday.

Prime Ministry sources said that six representatives from Turkey’s northwestern Edirne province and Istanbul attended.

The meeting came as thousands of refugees continued to flock to Edirne, which borders Greece and Bulgaria, in an attempt to cross further into Europe.

“We will try to make the Syrian refugees issue an agenda topic at the United Nations General Assembly,” Davutoglu said.

He added: “We understand the people who want to go to Europe from Turkey or any other country. We will not stop anyone who is willing to leave. Our Syrian siblings' needs will be provided for while they are in Turkey. In addition, we are ready to send you by planes to any country that will accept you.”

Davutoglu said the Global Forum on Migration and Development meeting in Istanbul next month would focus on Syrian refugees.

Millions of Syrian refugees have fled their country since war broke out more than four years ago. Nearly 2 million are hosted in Turkey, home to the world’s largest refugee population.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 20 Eylül 2015, 09:16