MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The country's Interior Ministry’s Directorate General of Migration Management and the General Directorate of Population and Citizenship Affairs have been working on the issues for several months, Hurriyet Daily News reported.
According to official data from the Interior Ministry, the number of Syrians in Turkey is close to three million, 10 percent of them are living in a total of 26 refugee camps, and nearly two million of them are women and children.
A total of 216,340 people were granted Turkish citizenship between 2010 and 2017, according to the Interior Ministry data. Bulgarians, Syrians and Azerbaijanis topped the list of those granted citizenship in the last seven years. Some 12,000 Syrians were granted citizenship during this period, including 409 in the first half this year.