Published On: Tue, Nov 7th, 2017

FM: Turkey to continue its leadership in the fight against humanitarian crises




Turkey to continue its leadership in the fight against humanitarian crises

The Syrian conflict has cost millions of lives and a loss of billions of dollars so far. Many countries and certainly the ones located in the area to be in the very first place have severely suffered from this tragedy. The saddening part is despite all the efforts – supposed to be sincere, lately at least – no solid results have been reached to put an end to this shameful conflict.



Among countries that have had to live through this very unlucky and unhuman experience Turkey surely ranks at the forefront. A message to confirm this picture came from Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut CAVUSOGLU in a statement he released on November 5. The minister said that Turkey would continue its leadership in the fight against humanitarian crises and added that the country had spent US$ 30 billion on the refugee crisis in Syria since 2011.

Speaking at a gala dinner organized by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) in the Mediterranean resort city Antalya, he went on to say “We have increased our amount and diversity of aid in recent years,” and added Turkey had welcomed more than 3.2 million Syrians to mean more than any country in the world had done.

CAVUSOGLU mentioned that despite all claims, Turkey had not received enough support from the international community and thus had had to spend 30 billion dollars on refugees since the civil war broke out in Syria in 2011.

The minister also added Turkey had spent special effort to ensure education for 620.000 Syrian children in the country.

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