Turkey Sets Refugee Cap

Officials claim that the country cannot handle more than one hundred thousand Syrian refugees.


TURKEY cannot handle more than 100,000 Syrian refugees and instead proposes a United Nations buffer zone inside Syria to shelter them, the Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has said.

"If the number of refugees increases to 100,000, we will not be able to shelter them in Turkey," Davutoglu told the newspaper Hurriyet on Monday, adding Turkey would "have to welcome them in Syrian territory" under UN auspices.