Tent city in Turkey celebrates Refugee Day

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Turkey hosts the most refugees in the world and its biggest refugee camp was an orderly metaphor for World Refugee Day last week.

Turkey has an open door policy for refugees from Syria and nearly 2 million Syrians have crossed the border in the past four years.

Suruc camp holds 25,000 people in 7,000 tents which is then split into 15 “neighbourhoods”. It has schools, hospitals, prayer rooms, supermarkets, TV tents, playgrounds and even farmland.

The camp, which was opened in February, shows Turkey’s generosity at a time when many nations talk of building walls, destroying boats, and reducing migrant quotas to keep the refugees out.

4 Responses

  1. you would get to camp every day LUCKY i want to ask mum if i could visit one day

  2. Turkey is rather nice to do that. I do not think that we should talk about camping and forget Turkeys generosity.

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