Turkish Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Directorate (AFAD) said that there were 37,353 Syrians currently staying in Turkey after fleeing clashes in their country.
ANKARA- In a written statement released Wednesday, AFAD said that Syrians staying in Turkey were living in Altinozu, Yayladagi, Reyhanli, Apaydin and Karbeyaz towns of the southern province of Hatay, in southern provinces of Sanliurfa (Ceylanpinar), Gaziantep (Islahiye) and Kilis.
AFAD said that Syrian citizens taking shelter in Turkey were provided with lodging, food, health services, security, social activities, education, religious services, translation services and communications.
AFAD said that 303 Syrians entered Turkey on July 8 and 9, and that 171 Syrians returned to Syria on their own will on both days.
Currently, 7,999 Syrians are staying in Hatay, 6,145 in Gaziantep province (Nurdagi-Islahiye), 11,498 in Kilis and 11,493 in Sanliurfa province (Ceylanpinar), AFAD said.
218 Syrians, including 23 companions, are staying in various Turkish hospitals and receiving medical treatment, AFAD said.
Syrians are provided meal three times a day, AFAD also said.