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1.6mn Syrian refugees in Turkey

Although it has recently closed its entire border with Syria, Turkey has one of the largest populations of Syrian refugees with official estimates currently at 1.6 million.

1.6mn Syrian refugees in Turkey
A Turkish military 'forbidden zone' sign is pictured near the Turkish border wth Syria on March 23, 2015 in Reyhanli, Turkey. Although it has recently closed its entire border with Syria, Turkey has one of the largest populations of Syrian refugees with official estimates currently at 1.6 million. Border towns such as Reyhanli have received a large number of refugees though other refugees have settled as far afield as Istanbul. (Getty Images)
1.6mn Syrian refugees in Turkey
Abdulaziz Bastin (L), a prosthetics technician from Belgium, checks the fit of a new leg given to Omar Hawt who lost his left leg in a barrel bomb attack on Aleppo in Syria at a temporary border hospital on March 23, 2015 in Reyhanli, Turkey. Turkey has one of the largest populations of Syrian refugees fleeing the ongoing civil war with official estimates currently at 1.6 million. Border towns such as Reyhanli have received a large number of refugees though other refugees have settled as far afield as Istanbul. (Getty Images)
1.6mn Syrian refugees in Turkey
Abdulaziz Bastin, a prosthetics technician from Belgium, adjusts a new leg given to Omar Hawt who lost his left leg in a barrel bomb attack on Aleppo in Syria at a temporary border hospital on March 23, 2015 in Reyhanli, Turkey. Turkey has one of the largest populations of Syrian refugees fleeing the ongoing civil war with official estimates currently at 1.6 million. Border towns such as Reyhanli have received a large number of refugees though other refugees have settled as far afield as Istanbul. (Getty Images)
1.6mn Syrian refugees in Turkey
Abdulaziz Bastin (L), a prosthetics technician from Belgium, adjusts a new leg given to Omar Hawt who lost his left leg in a barrel bomb attack on Aleppo in Syria at a temporary border hospital on March 23, 2015 in Reyhanli, Turkey. Turkey has one of the largest populations of Syrian refugees fleeing the ongoing civil war with official estimates currently at 1.6 million. Border towns such as Reyhanli have received a large number of refugees though other refugees have settled as far afield as Istanbul. (Getty Images)
1.6mn Syrian refugees in Turkey
Abdulaziz Bastin, a prosthetics technician from Belgium, works on a new prosthetic leg in his mobile clinic at a temporary border hospital on March 23, 2015 in Reyhanli, Turkey. Turkey has one of the largest populations of Syrian refugees fleeing the ongoing civil war with official estimates currently at 1.6 million. Border towns such as Reyhanli have received a large number of refugees though other refugees have settled as far afield as Istanbul. (Getty Images)
1.6mn Syrian refugees in Turkey
A wounded Syrian man lies in a bed in a temporary border hospital on March 23, 2015 in Reyhanli, Turkey. Turkey has one of the largest populations of Syrian refugees fleeing the ongoing civil war with official estimates currently at 1.6 million. Border towns such as Reyhanli have received a large number of refugees though other refugees have settled as far afield as Istanbul. (Getty Images)
1.6mn Syrian refugees in Turkey
A doctor prays at a temporary border hospital on March 23, 2015 in Reyhanli, Turkey. Turkey has one of the largest populations of Syrian refugees fleeing the ongoing civil war with official estimates currently at 1.6 million. Border towns such as Reyhanli have received a large number of refugees though other refugees have settled as far afield as Istanbul. (Getty Images)