World Bulletin/News Desk
Syrian citizens who are forced to be away from their native land welcomed Ramadan in Turkey with a heavy heart.
Syrians, wishing a peace settlement in their country, were praying to return to Syria.
"We pray for the ending of pain and tears in the holy Ramadan month" said one of them while the Syrian civil war is escalating.
Berdi Hasan, another Syrian citizen, who had arrived in Turkey two years ago, said "We pray for our country every day. Our biggest prayer is the ending of the war and the achievement of peace in Syria."
Since the beginning of the Syrian crisis, the number of Syrians who have fled the violence in their country and crossed to Turkey has reached 500,000.
According to officials of the United Nations, there are 200,000 Syrians in 21 Turkish sites with accommodations, while there are more than 200,000 others officially registered living in cities.Güncelleme Tarihi: 09 Temmuz 2013, 14:09