Number of Syrians staying at Turkish tent sites reaches 6,817

13:41, June 14, 2011      

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The number of Syrian citizens staying at the four tent sites in southern Turkey reached 6,817, executives of the Turkish Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Situation Management said Monday.

Around 1,000 Syrian citizens have crossed into Turkey since Sunday and settled in the four tent sites set up in the towns of Yayladagi and Altinozu in the southern province of Hatay, the executives were quoted as saying by the semi-official Anatolian news agency.

The Syrians crossed the border to seek sanctuary, as clashes worsened in their country, said Anatolia, adding that nearly 600 tents were set up in Hatay province to accommodate the refugees.

Around 6,000 blankets and 3,000 beds, as well as mobile kitchens, bathrooms and toilets, were sent to the region while injured Syrians were being treated at nearby hospitals, the report said.

Source: Xinhua
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