The Straits Times
Published on Oct 15, 2012

Syrian refugees in Turkey exceed 100,000: disaster agency


ISTANBUL (REUTERS) - The number of Syrian refugees housed in camps in southern Turkey has exceeded 100,000, the Turkish disaster management agency AFAD said on Monday, a level beyond which Ankara had previously said it would struggle to accommodate more.

AFAD said in a statement there were now 100,363 Syrians at more than a dozen camps in Turkish provinces along the border.

Turkish officials have said however that Ankara would not close its doors to refugees if the number exceeded the threshold, AFP reported.