KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia

Already hosting 4 million refugees, Turkey is facing a new refugee influx of 50,000 Syrians, the nation’s president said on Thursday.

“Turkey already hosts 4 million [refugees], now another 50,000 more are heading to our land from Idlib, [Syria],” Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s capital.

Turkish president’s remarks came during a round table meeting on the priority of development and challenges with Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani as part of the Kuala Lumpur summit of Muslim world leaders.

Hundreds of government officials, businesspeople, representatives of civil societies and experts

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