800 Syrian refugees return from Turkey weekly, UNHCR says

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About 800 Syrian refugees are returning to their country from Turkey every week but conditions are not suitable for a large number of voluntary returns, an official from the United Nations refugee agency said. Turkey hosts around 3.7 million Syrians, the largest refugee population in the world, but worsening public sentiment has led the government to work on plans to send them back. President Tayyip Erdogan’s government has said it plans to settle around 1 million Syrians in cinderblock houses that will be built in the country’s northwest. The plans did not attract international support, and t…

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