Number of Syrian refugees in Turkey exceeds 1 million: minister

Reuters News
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Posted: Jun 19, 2014 3:59 AM

ANKARA (Reuters) - 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 on Thursday.

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

(Reporting by Tulay Karadeniz; Writing by Daren Butler; Editing by Nick Tattersall and Toby Chopra)