Turkey builds camp for Iraq's displaced Turkmen

ISTANBUL - Turkey has begun building a new refugee camp for 20,000 Iraqi Turkmen in northern Iraq, the Turkish emergency management authority said.


The new camp, announced by the Disaster and Emergency Management Directorate, will be near Duhok and will only hold Turkmen, Anadolu Agency reported.


More than 10,000 Turkish families have fled their homes since the Islamic State, formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) began targeting Turkmen-populated cities in June, according to the International Organization for Migration.


Meanwhile, the Turkish emergency management agency has also announced that 103 aid trucks have been sent to northern Iraq.


 

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