Battling public mood, Turkey quietly assimilates Syrians

Source:AFP Date:05Nov2023

Abdi’s new ambitions pose a political problem for Turkey, which still views most of its nearly 3.5 million Syrians as “guests” receiving “temporary protection”.

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Turkey Plans Return of a Million Syrians as Refugee Critics Grow

Source:Bloomberg Date:04May2022

The promise to return almost a quarter of Turkey’s roughly 3.7 million registered Syrian refugees comes as opposition parties attack the government’s immigration policy ahead of presidential and

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Turkey’s Syrian refugees among hardest hit amid coronavirus pandemic

Source:al Monitor Date:28Apr2020

Civic groups, meanwhile, warn that Syrians, and all refugees in general, have been suffering from further neglect amid the pandemic. According to Can Isal, a lawyer for an Istanbul-based refugee

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EU migration pact with Turkey on brink of collapse

Source:Financial Times Date:03Mar2020

As usual, EU members can’t agree on how to respond to Erdogan’s manuever. Regardless of what shall be decided,  EU won’t have the money to silence Mr Erdogan. Will Turkey secure

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Europe could soon feel the fallout from Idlib

Source:Financial Times Date:12Feb2020

Russia cannot deliver on its claim to repatriate Syrian refugees. The Assads will not allow the recreation of a demographic balance — a prewar population with a roughly 70 per cent Sunni majority

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What stops return of Syrians in Turkey to area held by Turkish forces?

Source:al Monitor Date:31Jan2020

No comment needed   Hamdo said fewer than expected are returning “because many are committed to schools and jobs in Turkey. The next few months are likely to witness more refugees

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Battle for Idlib: Syrian government assault leaves Turkey facing tough choices

Source:Middle East Eye Date:28Jan2020

The advance means that two of the 13 Turkish observation posts established in that buffer zone are now encircled by Syrian government forces, including the one in Sarman since August. Advancing

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Germany’s Horst Seehofer warns of ‘refugee wave’ bigger than in 2015

Source:Deutsche Welle Date:07Oct2019

German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer has called on the EU to do more to support Turkey and avoid another refugee crisis. If nothing is done, he said, the crisis may become “even greater

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Erdoğan: I’ll let Syrian refugees leave Turkey for west unless safe zone set up

Source:the Guardian Date:06Sep2019

“We will be forced to open the gates. We cannot be forced to handle the burden alone,” said the Turkish president. Erdoğan’s threat immediately sent tremors through Greece where authorities have

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Erdogan’s back-pedaling reveals deep anxiety about elections

Source:PA Intelligence Date:23Jun2018

Turkey’s mighty president Recep Tayyip Erdogan may sound confident in public about sweeping both the presidential and general elections on Sunday, but literally speaking, he is running scared. He

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