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article imageTurkey proposes UN refugee camps for Syrians inside Syria

By Katerina Nikolas     Aug 20, 2012 in World
Ankara - As Syrians continue to flee the civil conflict within the country, neighboring Turkey has warned it will not be able to deal with more than 100,000 refugees. Authorities in Ankara have proposed the UN establishes a buffer zone within Syria.
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said "If the number of refugees in Turkey surpasses 100,000, we will run out of space to accommodate them. We should be able to accommodate them in Syria. The United Nations may build camps in a safe zone within Syria's borders."(Jerusalem Post)
Al Arabiya reported Davutoglu said Ankara will participate in a UN security council meeting scheduled for Aug. 30., during which the humanitarian issue of Syrian refugees is due to be discussed.
According to IRIN refugee figures as of Aug. 16 show over 60,000 Syrian refugees in Turkey, almost 47,000 in both Jordan and Lebanon, and 14,000 in Iraq. Eurostat cites at least 1,000 per month arriving in Europe. Jordan has said it will be able to accommodate up to 113,000.
The EU Observer reported "Frontex says it is monitoring the situation in Syria and delivering its assessment of the situation to border authorities in member states and to the European Commission."
Digital Journal reported Turkish authorities are planning to flood Europe with Syrian refugees in order to force Europe to deal the Syrian crisis. Turkish authorities are allegedly facilitating the crossing of Syrian refugees into Greece via the Evros border.
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