Turkey to set up two camps for Idlib refugees

Turkey is preparing itself for a wave of refugees from Syria’s Idlib region, Al Jazeera Arabic reported on Monday.

The Turkish government is closely monitoring the movement of displaced Syrians in the region, and has already made preparations for the arrival of thousands in Turkey, said Mehmet Güllüoğlu, the head of Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency.

There are around 220 thousand displaced civilians within Idlib, said Ibrahim Altan, the director of the Turkish Red Crescent organisation.

Turkey has set up two new refugee camps to take in some of the incoming refugees and take pressure off the existing camps, Güllüoğlu said.

The massive number of displacements has been caused by the Syrian regime bombing their own civilians, said Güllüoğlu, who called on Iran and Russia to put pressure on Syria to stop the bombing.