More than 3.5 million Syrians under temporary protection in Turkey - Minister

Turkey's Minister of Interior Süleyman Soylu has announced the number of Syrian refugees in Turkey
Monday, 10 December 2018 14:56

Turkey's Interior Minister, Süleyman Soylu, talked about the Syrian refugees in Turkey.

"In our country, we host 3 million 611 thousand 834 Syrians under the temporary protection status", Soylu explained. According to his statement, 612 thousand 846 children and 303 thousand 228 adults are having education in Turkey. 

"Only this year, 251 thousand 794 irregular migrants have been caught. There is a 56 percent increase compared to the first 11 months of the last year. 53 thousand 860 people were deported within this year; in the first 11 months, 5 thousand 522 people smugglers were caught" he added.