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Over 270 undocumented migrants held in NW Turkey

Over 270 undocumented migrants held in NW Turkey

At least 278 undocumented migrants have been held in northwestern Turkey, a security source said Monday. The migrants were nabbed during a gendarmerie patrol in Orhaniye, Bosnakoy, Ipsala and Meric districts of Edirne province, said the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to...

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Syrian refugee sets himself on fire at a Greek migrant camp

Syrian refugee sets himself on fire at a Greek migrant camp

ATHENS (Reuters) - A 26-year old Syrian man set himself on fire at a refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos on Thursday, in one of the most serious incidents involving stranded migrants in many months. The man was slightly burned and was treated at a local hospital, an official...

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Erdogan says will ask EU for rest of 3 bln euro aid for Syrian refugees

Erdogan says will ask EU for rest of 3 bln euro aid for Syrian refugees

Turkey will ask the European Union about the remainder of 3 billion euro ($3.69 billion) funding granted for Syrian refugees living in Turkey during the meeting in the Bulgarian city of Varna next week, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday. Speaking in Ankara, Erdogan said...

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Nearly 400 undocumented migrants held in Turkey

Nearly 400 undocumented migrants held in Turkey

At least 397 undocumented migrants, including women and children, were held in south and eastern Turkey, security sources said Sunday. Turkish Coast Guards detained 165 Syrians traveling in a boat in the Mediterranean Sea, said the sources who refused to be named due to restrictions on...

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Syrians to far-right German politician: We pay for our own coffee

Syrians to far-right German politician: We pay for our own coffee

BERLIN (Reuters)- Syrians in Germany, angered by a far-right politician's statement that their coffee was paid for by German taxpayers, responded on social media with the hashtag "I pay for my coffee", tagging the politician, who recently visited Syria. Last week, seven members of the...

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Germany charges Syrian asylum seeker over bombing plot

Germany charges Syrian asylum seeker over bombing plot

German prosecutors said Thursday they had charged a 20-year-old Syrian asylum seeker with preparing a bomb attack in Germany aimed at killing at least 200 people. The man, identified only as Yamen A., is suspected of having planned and started to prepare an militant attack involving...

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Syrian refugee stabs his wife to death in Germany, confesses on Facebook

Syrian refugee stabs his wife to death in Germany, confesses on Facebook

(Zaman Al Wasl)- A Syrian refugee in Germany's Stuttgart city has stabbed his wife to death on Friday and aired his confession in a live video on Facebook. The man, who has killed his wife in front of his son, said in the shocking video that his wife refused to give him his son....

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Syrian refugee: Turkish forces saved us

Syrian refugee: Turkish forces saved us

A Syrian refuge in Turkey said they were exposed to violence by both the Assad regime and PYD/PKK terrorists.   “I witnessed PYD/PKK force children to join their terrorist groups and give them military trainings,” Mevlud Mustafa said. “We wish the terror ends as soon as...

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Lebanese husband and pregnant Syrian wife found murdered in Istanbul

Lebanese husband and pregnant Syrian wife found murdered in Istanbul

A Lebanese citizen and his Syrian wife were found murdered and dumped in the Arnavutkoy neighborhood in Istanbul, the Lebanese foreign ministry said in a statement, adding that two Syrian suspects have been arrested. The man was identified as Mohammed Mahmoud Bashir and the wife as...

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Syria refugees in Lebanon need more aid: UN official

Syria refugees in Lebanon need more aid: UN official

Some $1.68 billion was disbursed last year by UN and non-governmental organizations to help Syrian refugees in Lebanon, a UN official said Monday. In a statement, however, Philippe Lazzarini, the deputy UN special coordinator for Lebanon, said the disbursements only covered roughly 45...

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Invest in migrants to avert 'nuclear bomb' of unrest in Europe

Invest in migrants to avert 'nuclear bomb' of unrest in Europe

After decades of spending on infrastructure to develop poorer parts of Europe, the European Union must invest in migrants to avert a "nuclear bomb" of civil unrest, a top EU official said. Armed with a war chest of 350 billion euros ($428 billion) to spend by 2020 on its so-called...

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35 undocumented migrants held in Turkey

35 undocumented migrants held in Turkey

At least 35 undocumented migrants were held in northwestern Turkey on Saturday, according to security sources. In the northwestern Canakkale province, coast guard units apprehended 10 undocumented migrants on an inflatable boat off the coast of Assos Kadirga Bay in the Ayvacik district....

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Turkish, Saudi Arabian foundations sign deal for Syria

Turkish, Saudi Arabian foundations sign deal for Syria

Turkey’s Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH) and Saudi Arabia's King Salman Foundation signed a grant agreement worth $3 million for helping Syria. Yavuz Dede, secretary general for IHH, and Abdullah Ruveyli, an official from King Salman Foundation, signed the deal in Turkey's...

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Over 80 Syrians rescued off Turkish Mediterranean coast

Over 80 Syrians rescued off Turkish Mediterranean coast

More than 80 Syrian refugees have been rescued off the Mediterranean province of Mersin after their overloaded boat ran into engine trouble, according to a statement from the regional governor's office on Saturday. Coast Guard crews on Friday launched a rescue operation as soon as...

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US won't give more Syrians protected status

US won't give more Syrians protected status

The Trump administration is expected to let nearly 7,000 Syrians remain in the United States for another 18 months but won't let more Syrian citizens apply for the special protection program, U.S. officials said Wednesday. Under a humanitarian program known as "Temporary Protected...

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Turkey readies camps for Syrians fleeing assault

Turkey readies camps for Syrians fleeing assault

Turkey is drawing up contingency plans to cope with any movement of Syrian civilians toward the north of the country to flee Ankara's air and ground offensive against a Kurdish militia. The campaign unleashed Jan. 20 targets the US-backed People's Protection Units (YPG), considered a...

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Angelina Jolie calls for end to Syria war, meets refugees

Angelina Jolie calls for end to Syria war, meets refugees

ZAATARI REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan: Movie star Angelina Jolie visited a camp for Syrian refugees in Jordan Sunday, calling for a political solution to Syria's long-running civil war and saying that "humanitarian aid is not a long-term solution." Children crowded around the U.S. actress as she...

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Displaced of Homs, Hama suffer in Raqqa camps

Displaced of Homs, Hama suffer in Raqqa camps

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Ten thousand displaced people mostly from rural Homs and Hama have been living in difficult conditions in the refugee camp of al-Tuwaihina in eastern Raqqa province amid severe shortages of heating, food and health care. Displaced Saad al-Homsi, 35, said he had been with...

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