UNHCR: Turkey receives as many Syrian refugees in three days as Europe did in three years

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On Wednesday 26 September, UNHCR reported that Turkey received 138,000 refugees in three days, which is equivalent to the number of refugees received by Europe in the past three years. Spokesperson for the UNHCR, Melissa Fleming, revealed this at a press conference held at its headquarters in Geneva.

During the press conference, Fleming also called on the international community to provide more assistance to Turkey, which has so far received a million and a half Syrian refugees. She said that huge numbers of Syrians are fleeing Islamic State terrorist attacks and that many of them try to make their way to Turkey in search of safety.

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