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Interior minister: Turkey is hosting 3.6 million Syrian refugees

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There are a total of 3,611,834 Syrian immigrants in Turkey who have been granted the temporary protection status, according to a statement from Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu on Monday.

Of these Syrians, 916,074 of them go to school or university, 612,846 of them are children and 303,228 are adults.

In March 2016 the EU and Turkey reached an agreement to stop irregular migration through the Aegean Sea and improve the conditions of more than 3 million Syrian refugees in Turkey.

The EU had pledged €6 billion ($7.44 billion) in funding for the refugees and promised to mobilize the second €3 billion ($3.72 billion) tranche by the end of 2018.

The number of Syrian refugees in Turkey is more than their number in any other country in the world. Ankara says it has spent around $25 billion helping and sheltering refugees since the beginning of the Syrian civil war in 2011.

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