More than 3,500 Syrian refugees have returned home from Turkey through the Kessab checkpoint since the beginning of this year, media reported citing the Syrian migration authorities.
“3,610 Syrians have returned since the beginning of the year through the Kessab checkpoint in the north of Latakia province […] Last week, 327 people returned, while 20-30 people arrive daily”, a source told the Syrian al-Watan newspaper.
The number of refugees returning to their homes in Syria has been gradually increasing, the source noted.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in January that Turkey had spent $35 billion on hosting about 4 million Syrian refugees under the deal with the European Union, which the Turkish leader accused of failing to comply with an agreement.
Source: News Agencies