The European Union has fully mobilized the €6 billion ($6.65 billion) operational budget for refugees in Turkey, the European Commission announced on Tuesday.

So far, €2.7 billion has been disbursed from the financial aid agreed by the EU-Turkey statement in 2016 and this number is expected to grow to €3 billion by the end of this year and up to €4 billion by 2020. The full amount is expected to be paid by 2025 at the latest.

Turkey is the largest host country for Syrian refugees and provides international protection to more than 3.5 million people who fled the

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