Visit of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees to Turkey

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres selected Turkey to launch UNHCR’s annual Global Trends Report and to mark World Refugee Day as a gesture of support to the country which in the last year has become the biggest refugee-hosting nation in the world, largely as a result of conflict in Iraq and Syria, where the war has entered its 5th year. High Commissioner Guterres was also ac-companied by UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie-Pitt in his visit to a refugee camp in southeastern Turkey on the occasion of the World Refugee Day on 20 June. In the course of his visit on 17-21 June 2015, High Commissioner Guterres met Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu; held talks with other high-level Turkish authorities, NGOs/INGOs, do-nor community and also met with refugees in Ankara and southeast of Turkey.