KyivPost

Turkey to open new refugee camp for Syrians

Print version
July 17, 2012, 10:58 a.m. | World — by Associated Press

Syrian refugees walk at the Kilis refugee camp near the Syrian border.
© AFP

Associated Press

Associated Press

ANKARA — Turkey says it will build a new refugee camp for Syrian refugees that could accommodate 10,000 people, as hundreds more people fled the country.

The state-run Anadolu agency said 525 people crossed the border into Turkey late Monday, including a general and four colonels.

Turkey's government-run crisis management center said late Monday that a new camp is being set up near the town of Karkamis, in Gaziantep province which borders Syria. The camp will have a capacity to accommodate 10,000 people.

Nearly 40,000 refugees are currently being sheltered in 10 camps near Turkey's 566-mile (911-kilometer) border with Syria.

The Kyiv Post is hosting comments to foster lively public debate through the Disqus system. Criticism is fine, but stick to the issues. Comments that include profanity or personal attacks will be removed from the site. The Kyiv Post will ban flagrant violators. If you think that a comment or commentator should be banned, please flag the offending material.
comments powered by Disqus

KyivPost

© 1995–2014 Public Media

Web links to Kyiv Post material are allowed provided that they contain a URL hyperlink to the www.kyivpost.com material and a maximum 500-character extract of the story. Otherwise, all materials contained on this site are protected by copyright law and may not be reproduced without the prior written permission of Public Media at news@kyivpost.com
All information of the Interfax-Ukraine news agency placed on this web site is designed for internal use only. Its reproduction or distribution in any form is prohibited without a written permission of Interfax-Ukraine.