Ankara (Times Of Ocean)- Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said Monday that tens of thousands of Ukrainians fleeing Russia’s war on their country are taking refuge in Turkey, the world’s top refugee-hosting country.
According to Suleyman Soylu, Ukraine opened its doors to refugees in accordance with its refugee-welcoming foreign policy.
According to Soylu, during a live broadcast on TV NET, 58,000 Ukrainians have arrived in Turkiye since the conflict began and his country has never discriminated against refugees based on their nationality or ethnicity.
Adding that Turkey hosts roughly 3.75 million Syrian refugees, and Turkey’s perspective on migration differs from that of Europe, he said Turkey seeks to improve the region’s prosperity with cross-border operations in Syria, and migration cannot be slowed down as long as the region remains violent.
The war that Russia began against Ukraine on Feb. 24 has been roundly denounced by the international community and met with biting sanctions and export controls. Exodus of global firms from Russia has exacerbated the economic fallout.
According to the UN’s Italy, 925 civilians have been killed and 1,496 injured in the conflict.
The international body warns, however, that the true toll is “considerably higher.”