24.05.2023 08:30 Last Update: 24.05.2023 08:30
Nation Alliance Presidential Candidate Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu claimed that there are 10 million Syrians in Turkey and that 10-20 million more Syrians could come. Speaking on CNN TÜRK, Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu responded to Kılıçdaroğlu with official data.
“The issue of numbers is a serious business. The moment you mispronounce a number, your reputation and credibility are shaken. Before the civil war broke out in 2011, the Syrian population was around 22 and a half million. It is said that 6.7 million people left the country, 500 thousand people died, 6.8 million The person has also moved
Answering questions on CNN TÜRK, Minister of National Defense Hulusi Akar also denied Kılıçdaroğlu’s claim. Akar said that there was no influx of refugees to Turkey. He stressed that border security is at the highest level.
“Where will 10 million come from? What is the population of Syria? Do you know what 10 million means? Since 2011, 4 million has arrived. Will 10 million come now? There is a very serious effort here, we say respect to the labor of Mehmetçik”
Akar stated that talks on the return of Syrians continue in the Foreign Ministry, Defense ministries and intelligence channels.