Number of Syrians in Turkey reduces to 10,290

10:53, June 23, 2011      

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The number of Syrians who escaped from the violence in their country and took shelter in Turkey has reduced to 10,290 after 539 of them returned to Syria, the semi- official Anatolia news agency reported on Wednesday.

Turkish Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Directorate (AFAD) sent 3.75 million TL (nearly 2.3 million U.S. dollars) to Hatay Governor's Office to meet the needs of Syrian people in the city.

Turkish and foreign journalists are allowed to visit the tent- sites, said the report, adding that a 25-member delegation formed by representatives from embassies and international organizations in the Turkish capital of Ankara will visit the Syrians in the tent-sites later on Wednesday.

The Syrians are staying in four temporary tent-sites set up by Turkish Red Crescent in Altinozu and Yayladag towns of Turkey's southern province of Hatay. 1,903 tents were erected in the region while 12,189 blankets and 6,366 beds were distributed to the Syrians.

There are also four mobile kitchens, 22 mobile baths and two mobile hospitals in the tent-sites.

Source: Xinhua
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