Tuesday, 17 September 2019 06:30 GMT

16,000 Syrian refugees return home -- Turkish media

(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) ANKARA, May 25 (KUNA) -- Sixteen thousands of Syrian refugees have come back to their home since May 20 to spend the last ten days of the holy month of Ramadan and Eid Al-Fitr, Turkish media said on Saturday.
The homecoming was done through the Gilo Gozo border crossing in the city of Hatay opposite to the crossing of Bab al-Hawa in the province of Idlib, northwest Syria, Turkish Anadolu Agency said.
Several Syrian refugees living in many Turkish cities flocked to the crossing, while the medical teams offered required vaccinations to children leaving with their families, it noted.
Turkish authorities at the Gilo Gozo border crossing register those who want to head to Syria, it said, indicating that the return process will continue until May 31.
Last March, Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu announced the return of more than 318,000 Syrian refugees to their home. (end)


16,000 Syrian refugees return home -- Turkish media


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