Turkey extends deadline for unregistered Syrians in Istanbul

Top Turkish official: Turkey extends by 2 months deadline for unregistered Syrian refugees in Istanbul to leave

Earlier, that deadline had been set for Tuesday of this week.

But Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said in an interview with Haberturk television late on Tuesday that the deadline has been extended until Oct. 30.

The city, Turkey's most populous, already hosts the largest number of registered Syrians, nearly 548,000, out of 3.6 million Syrian refugees who have found a home in Turkey.

Soylu signalled that Syrians working or studying in Istanbul would be exempt from the deportation order.