European Union to send an additional €560 million to support migrants in Turkey

The European Union announced Tuesday that it will send an additional €560 million ($632 million) to support migrants in Turkey as well as for protecting the country’s borders.

The funds will “support inclusive quality education for refugees in Turkey and access to higher education as well as for migration and border protection as part of an additional €3 billion announced by (European Commission) President von der Leyen in June 2021 to continue the EU assistance to refugees in Turkey for the period of 2021-2023,” said a commission statement.

A total of €530 million will support “quality inclusive education of refugees in Turkey and access to higher education, notably through scholarships,” through the Promoting Integration of Syrian Kids into Turkish Education System (PIKTES) program, which started in 2016, the statement added.