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Nearly 3 million Syrians registered in Turkey

Biometric registration gives refugees right to work

İlker Girit   | 15.03.2017
Nearly 3 million Syrians registered in Turkey

Istanbul

By Orhan Onur Gemici

ANKARA

The biometric data of nearly 3 million Syrian refugees has been registered, the Turkish migration authority said Wednesday.

The Directorate General of Migration Management tweeted that 2,957,454 Syrians living in Turkey had been registered, giving them the right to work in Turkey.

Last month, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said nearly 3.5 million refugees were currently living in the country.

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