EU to transfer €1.5B grant for Syrians in Turkey

EU to transfer €1.5B grant for Syrians in Turkey
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  • calendar-gray 14 March 2019

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini has said that the EU will transfer a €1.5-billion grant for Syrians in Turkey, APAreports citing Anadolu Agency.

"I would like to confirm that we will transfer €1.5 billion [grant] out of the second €3 billion for Syrians in Turkey," Mogherini said.

Speaking at the opening ceremony of a conference on Syria organized by the EU and the UN in Brussels, Mogherini underlined that the solution in Syria is not military, but political.

Turkey hosts more than 3.5 million Syrian refugees, more than any other country in the world.

Syria has been locked in a vicious civil war since early 2011, when the Assad regime cracked down on pro-democracy protests.

 

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