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Coordination meeting held on situation of Syrians

24 July 2012 19:23 (Last updated 24 July 2012 19:28)

Turkish Deputy PM said Turkey reviewed security measures in camps.


Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Besir Atalay denied allegations which said that Kurds took control of some regions in Syria's north near the Turkish border.

A coordination meeting was held in Ankara on Tuesday regarding the situation of Syrians who have been staying in camps in Turkey.
Replying to a question on security measures after incidents that took place in camps in southeast Turkey, Atalay said, "We reviewed administrations in camps. Our governors are doing a good job. As AFAD (Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Directorate), we also support them." Atalay said that they reviewed security measures in camps, stating that camp administration was a difficult job and sometimes different methods should be implemented there. A process regarding 37 people who were involved in incidents in Islahiye would be launched, he said.
Answering a question on international assistance, Atalay said that UN extended assistance and launched an international campaign.
When he was reminded of some claims that Kurds took control of some regions in Syria's north near the Turkish border, he said that such a thing was out of question and only a flag was hoisted in a region.
Atalay said that number of Syrians fleeing the violence in their country could increase, and that's why they decided to make some preparations in Osmaniye, Kahramanmaras and Nizip for Syrians.
There were currently 44,277 Syrians inTurkey as of Tuesday, he said, adding they were staying in camps in Hatay, Gaziantep, Kilis and Sanliurfa.
The system that has been implemented in Turkey for Syrians was appreciated in the international platform, he added.