UN humanitarian chief visits Syrian refugees in Turkey

The UN’s top humanitarian official, Valerie Amos, on Wednesday began a two-day visit to Turkey, meeting Syrian refugees at a camp in southern Anatolia.

Speaking at the start of her visit to the southern province of Kilis, Amos, the undersecretary general for humanitarian affairs and emergency relief coordinator, expressed support for a political solution to the Syrian crisis. She also praised Turkey for hosting Syrians fleeing violence in their country.

“We are very grateful for your continuing generosity. We are in favor of a political solution to the [Syrian] crisis,” Amos was quoted as telling Turkish reporters during her visit to Kilis along with Governor Süleyman Tapsız, before she met refugees at a container camp in the province.

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