Turkish PM discusses refugee crisis with UN chief in Jordan

Turkish Prime Minister meets with UN secretary general in Jordanian capital Amman to discuss refugee crisis, recent developments in Middle East

Photo by: AA
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Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu meets with United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in Jordanian capital Amman, March 27, 2016.

Turkey's Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Sunday met with United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in the Jordanian capital, Amman, to discuss the refugee crisis.

During his official visit to Jordan, Davutoglu stressed that stability in the Middle East is significant for both Turkey and Jordan, as the two nations have been hosting millions of Syrian refugees since 2011, when the civil war in Syria erupted.

"Refugees are moving towards the north of Turkey and to the south to Jordan, and also the stability of Syria is becoming more and more important for us as two neighbours of Syria," Davutoglu said.

We support the cessation of hostility and we want to end all these crises in Syria." he continued.

The meeting came after Davutoglu held talks with his Jordanian counterpart Abdullah Ensour and Jordanian King Abdullah II.

Refugees stranded at Greek-Macedonian border

Thousands of refugees remain stranded at Idomeni refugee camp in Greece, near its border with Macedonia on Sunday, as they are reluctant to go to newly created reception centres in Northern Greece.

Around 11,000 refugees at Idomeni camp, who dream to continue their journey European countries in hope of a better future, still think that their presence in the camp would finally cause the opening of border.

However, Greece intensifies its efforts to clear the refugee camps along with the Macedonian border and to create new reception centres for up to 30,000 refugees to help cope with the high number of refugees arriving to the Greek islands, despite a deal recently signed between Turkey and European Union.

TRTWorld and agencies