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What Turkey stands to lose in its hunt for Syrian Kurds

Dozens of civilians have been killed by Turkish fighter jets in the country’s recent intervention in Jarablus, Syria. Turkey and a number of armed groups it is supporting have attacked the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG). So the Kurdish question in Turkey has now spilled over to Syria. The Syrian crisis is now a domestic issue for both the Kurds and ...

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Brazil searches for missing Guantanamo prisoner ahead of Rio Olympics

The Brazilian authorities are trying to locate a former Guantanamo prisoner who is believed to have entered the country illegally after disappearing from Uruguay. Abu Wa’el Dhiab, a Syrian national, was released in Uruguay along with five other former Guantanamo inmates in 2014. But his whereabouts are now unclear. Uruguay’s government says that he has crossed the border into Brazil; the Brazilian authorities say ...

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Muslim Refugees Pushed Sweden’s Welfare State To The Brink Of Collapse

Joe wrote about how we’ve doubled the amount of Muslim refugees entering the United States from April. In all, 2,700 have been relocated here, while the Obama administration has promised to resettle at least 10,000—a figure that’s been a source of controversy given that there needs to be a screening process to weed out possible terrorists. FBI Director James Comey admitted ...

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MPs demand Syrian migrant DNA TESTED to stop him bringing his 20 children to Europe

A SYRIAN migrant who claims he is too sick to work could be DNA tested in a bid to try and stop him bringing over his 20 children and three wives to Europe. Daham Al Hasan outraged the public by claiming denying his sprawling family access to Europe and its welfare system was breaching his human rights. If they settle, ...

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Can Turkey Assimilate Its Refugees?

The neighborhood of Bağlariçi is some six miles north of Ankara’s city center. Like most of its suburban quarters, its apartment blocks and high streets are neither distinct nor very old. Superficially, the neighborhood is a testament to the city’s rapid growth over the last decade. Recent events, however, have shown that Bağlariçi is emblematic of a profound new trend ...

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Syrian refugees sue Denmark over long family wait time

A group of five Syrians are suing Denmark and Immigration Minister Inger Støjberg over the three-year waiting period for family reunification imposed on refugees. How Far Is Europe Swinging to the Right? Civil War Erupts In Sweden as Irate Swedes Burn Nine Muslim Refugee Centers to the Ground  As part of a hard-line migrant bill passed in January, and made ...

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Erdoğan calls on Europe to take in more Syrian refugees

The Turkish president has asked Europe to welcome more of the 3 million refugees currently living in Turkey, as the main group campaigning to take Britain out of the EU suggested that higher levels of immigration from Turkey could pose a security risk if the country is admitted to the EU. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Sunday that Europe was ...

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Swedish court has jailed a Syrian over Facebook beating video

A Swedish court has jailed a Syrian for aggravated assault over a Facebook video of him beating a fellow rebel fighter, after his war crimes conviction for the attack was overturned. Mouhannad Droubi, 29, had become the first Syrian convicted in Sweden for crimes committed in his country’s brutal conflict when a court handed him a five-year sentence in February 2015 ...

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Airstrike at Syrian refugee camp kills at least 28

At least 28 people were killed when warplanes struck a refugee camp Thursday in Syria, the monitoring group Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported, with many of the dead women and children. Rami Abdul Rahman, director of the London-based group, told CNN it was not immediately clear whether Syrian or Russian planes conducted the airstrike. The planes attacked the Kamuna ...

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Migrant crisis: Merkel and EU officials visit Turkey camp

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and top EU officials have joined Turkey’s PM to visit a migrant camp on the Turkish-Syrian border, as they seek to bolster a controversial EU-Turkey deal. The team met children and inspected living conditions at the Nizip camp, home to some 5,000 migrants. Human rights groups criticised the visit as “sanitised”. But European Council President Donald ...

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