23 February 2020

‘Turkey remains committed to the open-door policy’

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Idea that Turkey would deport Syrian refugees preposterously, says Turkey's presidential communications director. reports citing AA that Turkish government rejects the allegation that Syrian refugees face deportation in Turkey wrote Turkey's presidential communications director in a recent article.

“The idea that Turkey, which has granted citizenship to some 102,000 Syrians and delivered $40 billion worth of goods and services to the Syrian civil war’s victims, would deport Syrian refugees is preposterous,” Fahrettin Altun wrote Friday in an article about Turkey's policy on the Syrian refugees.

Underlining that no fewer than 70,000 new refugees have been admitted in 2019 alone, Altun said: “Turkey remains committed to its open-door policy.”

Altun also reminded that Turkey has admitted approximately 3.6 million Syrian refugees—compared with 1.4 million in Jordan and just 18,000 in the U.S.

Turkey’s "new action" on illegal migration.

On the ongoing action in Istanbul against irregular migration, Altun said: “This measure is intended to ensure the uninterrupted delivery of public services to the refugee community and enforce the long-existing rules that have enabled Turkey’s extraordinary response to the Syrian civil war.”

Turkey has been the main route for refugees trying to cross to Europe since 2011 when the civil war in Syria began.

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