Istanbul is home to the largest number of war-weary Syrians in the country, according to a parliamentary report on Thursday.
Turkey hosts around 3.6 million Syrians who fled the devastating seven-year civil war.
The Immigration and Integration Committee operating under the Human Rights Commission at the Turkish Parliament published a report on the education of Syrians in Turkey.
Nearly 559,000 Syrians live in Istanbul, a metropolis with a population of almost 15 million, according to the report based data from on the Interior Ministry’s Migration Management Directorate.
The number is equal to the one-sixth, or 16.6 percent, of the Syrians living in Turkey, according to the data.
A total of 3,597,938 registered Syrians live in Turkey as of Nov. 15, 2018. The number was nearly 3.42 million in 2017.
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