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Number of Syrian refugees in Turkey exceeds 1 million

A Syrian refugee woman waits for a ferry with her children in Uskudar, a district of Istanbul, on June 18, 2014. (AFP PHOTO / BULENT KILIC)

ANKARA: The number of Syrians who are housed in refugee camps and cities in neighboring Turkey has reached 1.05 million, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Besir Atalay told a news conference Thursday.

Ankara has maintained an "open border" policy to refugees fleeing the conflict between President Bashar Assad's forces and rebels in Syria.

 

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