New statistics of the Turkish Interior Ministry show a decrease in the number of Syrian refugees in Turkey

New statistics of the Turkish Interior Ministry show a decrease in the number of Syrian refugees in Turkey

May 07 2019

ARK News: The Turkish Interior Ministry issued new statistics on the number of Syrian refugees on its territory, saying that the number exceeded three million and 605 thousand and 615 Syrians.

According to the statistics published by the Refugee Association earlier this month, the number of Syrians in Turkey declined in 2019 by nearly 42 thousand, as in 2018, they were three million and 561 thousand and 707.

The statistics show that 45% of the Syrians in Turkey are children and young people aged between 18 and 18 years old.

The decrease in the number of Syrians in Turkey is due to the calm in the areas of the Euphrates Shield and the Olive Branch, which led to the return of many Syrians to the Syrian interior.

The largest number of Syrians is concentrated in Istanbul, with more than 548,000 people and constituting 3.64 percent of the population, and in Shanli Orfa state, 21,85 percent of the population is comprised of 444,000 Syrian citizens living there.

Bayport, in northeastern Turkey, has the lowest Syrian mandate, with only 25 Syrians, followed by the state of Artwin on the Georgian border with 36 Syrians and then Tongali with 60 Syrians.

The number of Syrians who obtained Turkish citizenship until March 8 2019, reached 79 thousand and 894 Syrian according to data from the Turkish Interior Ministry.

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