Akdogan said on his Twitter account that Turkey had shown its moral and conscientious stance by embracing Syrians.

Syria has been locked in a vicious civil war since early 2011 when the al-Assad regime cracked down on pro-democracy protests with unexpected ferocity. 

Since then, more than 250,000 people have been killed and more than 10 million displaced, according to the UN.

Anadolu Agency