World Bulletin / News Desk
Speaking during an award ceremony at the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party’s headquarters in Ankara, Yildirim said: "The international community should remember its responsibilities. We will do whatever we should…[but] we want other countries to take some of the burden."
He said the international community had contributed $700 million so far, which was inadequate to meet the needs of the refugees.
He said Turkey was voluntarily hosting more than 3 million refugees, majority of whom were Syrians.
"They are our neighbors, our brothers of the same religion, [but] first of all, they are human beings," the premier said.
Citing a traditional saying in Turkish, Yildirim said: "Let man flourish and the state will also flourish."
Turkey is hosting the largest number of Syrian refugees in the world, and has so far spent around $25 billion helping and sheltering them since the beginning of the Syrian war.
Among them, over 1 million are child refugees, making Turkey the top child refugee-hosting country in the world.