ANKARA, Dec. 14 (Press Shia Agency) – Turkey will construct a tent camp to accommodate 80,000 refugees from Syrian Aleppo, according to Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek.

Turkey will construct a tent camp to accommodate 80,000 refugees from Syrian Aleppo, which has been nearly completely liberated by the government forces from militants, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek said Tuesday.

In the last few months, Aleppo has become an important battleground in Syria, engulfed by a conflict between government forces and a number of opposition and extremist groups. Over the past three weeks, the Syrian army and militias have freed more than 98 percent of the territory of eastern Aleppo.

SPUTNIK/Press Shia Agency