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  1. Can Merkel convince Greek Cyprus to lift its EU veto on Turkey?Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 13, 2011 | Turkish Daily News

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has just had her third visit to Turkey in the last four months. One was for the G-20 Summit last November, but the Oct. 18 visit and the visit yesterday focused on the same issue: Decreasing the Syrian refugee burden on the EU, on Germany in particular, and convincing the Turkish government to keep as many refugees as possible in Turkey.

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  2. The EU's refugee crisis: A smuggler's-eye view of Turkey's effort to stop the migrantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | The Economist

    IN BASMANE, a gritty neighbourhood in the heart of the Turkish port city of Izmir, a plump, smartly-dressed young man, who asks to be known only as Uday, flips through videos on his expensive smartphone. In one of them, recorded last summer, a rubber boat heaving with passengers begins to motor toward Greece.

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  3. Turkey, Germany to push for NATO involvement in curbing refugee flowRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 13, 2011 | Turkish Daily News

    Germany and Turkey have pledged to exert joint efforts to secure NATO's involvement in curbing the refugee flow to Europe, while also jointly calling for further global action to ensure Russia's compliance with a U.N. Security Council resolution aimed at protecting civilians in war-torn Syria. The Syrian city of Aleppo "is de facto under siege," Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet DavutoAYlu said on Feb. 8 at a joint press conference with visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

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  4. Syrian baby dies after family journeys to Turkey on footRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 13, 2011 | Turkish Daily News

    A Syrian toddler has died from cold and malnutrition in southern Turkey after her family, who was fleeing violence in Syria, made it to the southern Turkish province of Hatay on foot. Supposedly fatigued by her family's journey from Aleppo, the second largest city in violence-hit Syria, to Hatay by walking more than 100 kilometers, Garam BerdoAY, a one-year-old Syrian girl whose family had arrived in the southern province of Adana to be transferred to an Istanbul-bound bus, was found dead in Adana's main bus station, lying alongside her mother.

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  5. Turkey, Germany take migrant crisis to NATORead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 13, 2011 | Turkish Daily News

    Germany and Turkey have pledged to exert joint efforts to secure NATO's involvement in curbing the refugee flow to Europe, with the latter emphasizing that it should not be expected "to shoulder the refugee issue alone." "Together, as Turkey and Germany, we will propose NATO's engagement concerning all results of the refugee flow from Syria as an agenda item to NATO," Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu announced on Feb. 8 in a joint press conference with visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

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  6. Merkel visits Turkey as fleeing Syrians wait at borderRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 7 | Al Jazeera

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel is visiting Ankara to discuss measures to stem the flow of refugees bound for Europe, as tens of thousands of Syrians remained stranded at the border with Turkey after fleeing a Russia-backed government offensive in Aleppo. Merkel, whose country let in more than a million asylum seekers last year, will be holding talks with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu in the Turkish capital on Monday.

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  7. Why Poland is Europe's next big thingRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 7 | Stuff.co.nz

    Travel is all about timing. If you have ever been tempted by the fabled wonders of Syria, for instance - the souks of Aleppo, the ancient ruins at Palmyra, the mighty walls of Krak des Chevaliers - then clearly you have missed your moment.

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  8. Syrian President Assad's mother dies aged 86: ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 6 | The Peninsula

    President Hafez al-Asad with his family in the early 1970s. From left to right: Bashar, Maher, Mrs Anisa Makhlouf , Majd, Bushra, and Basil.

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  9. A group of Syrian refugees made a rap video about their journey...Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 6 | Silicon Alley Insider

    A group of Syrian refugees made a rap video about their journey across Europe - so we spoke to them about it A group of Syrian rappers have recorded their journey from Aleppo to Europe and turned it into a rap song. , is a group of six rappers from Aleppo that formed in 2010, as Syria headed towards the civil war that has ravaged the country.

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  10. The Latest: 6 asylum seekers arrive in LatviaRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 6 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    " The Latest on the movement of refugees from the Middle East and elsewhere to Europe : Six asylum-seekers have arrived in Latvia, the first of 531 the nation has agreed to accept as part of the European Union's relocation scheme. Interior Ministry spokeswoman Ilze Petersone-Godmane says the two families of two adults and one child each "have expressed willingness to learn Latvian and integrate" in this Baltic country of nearly 2 million inhabitants.

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  11. The Latest: Turkey admits 15 fleeing Aleppo; border closedRead the original story

    Saturday Feb 6 | KDWN

    Turkey kept its border with Syria closed for a second day but has let in more than a dozen Syrians who were injured in bombings around Syria's largest city of Aleppo. Turkey has promised humanitarian help for the displaced civilians, including food and shelter, but it did not say whether it would let them cross into the country.

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  12. The Latest: Turkish official says no plan for more refugeesRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 6 | 12NewsNow.Com

    A senior government official says Turkey is caring for some 30-35,000 displaced Syrians on the Syrian side of the border and has no immediate plans to let them in. Governor Suleyman Tapsiz of the border province of Kilis said Saturday Turkey had the ability to care for the Syrians inside Syria for the time being but had made preparations to allow them in in the event of an "extraordinary crisis."

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  13. PM: Czechs may give more aid to Syrian refugeesRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 4 | Prague Daily Monitor

    The Czech Republic may send further financial aid to refugees fleeing the war-ravaged Syria if there is money in the budget reserve, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka said after a cabinet meeting on Wednesday, before his departure for a Syria donor conference that will be held in London on Thursday. At the conference Supporting Syria and the Region in 2016, Sobotka is to announce that Prague will give at least six million euros in aid of Syria and its region this year.

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  14. Kremlin is 'prolonging' war in Syria by bolstering Assad...Read the original story

    Monday Feb 1 | The Independent

    British Foreign Secretary condemns Russian air strikes for bolstering Assad's regime and increasing the flow of desperate refugees into Europe. Kim Sengupta reports from Zaatari refugee camp The aftermath of an air strike in the eastern Ghouta region, a rebel stronghold east of the Syrian capital Damascus; Philip Hammond accuses Russia of propping up Assad with air strikes Russia's air strikes in Syria have prolonged the bloody war and played a key role in the West's refugee crisis, Britain's Foreign Secretary has said, in one of the most scathing indictments of the Kremlin's policy in Syria by a Western government minister.

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  15. First official US visit to Syria in yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 1 | ABC News

    A senior US official has visited northern Syria to assess progress in the fight against the Islamic State group, marking the first declared visit by a US official to Syrian territory for several years. The Syrian Kurds have established control over wide areas of northern Syria since the eruption of the country's war in 2011, and their YPG militia has become a major partner in the US-led coalition against Islamic State fighters.

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  16. U.S. envoy visited Kurdish-held Syrian northRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 1 | Reuters

    A senior U.S. official visited northern Syria at the weekend to assess progress in the fight against Islamic State, in what appeared to be the first declared visit to Syrian territory for several years by an official from U.S. President Barack Obama's administration. The Syrian Kurds have established control over wide areas of northern Syria since the eruption of the country's war in 2011, and their YPG militia has become a major partner in the U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State.

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  17. 'Hello Armenia': Silverworks of Syrian-Armenian Vazgen find their...Read the original story

    Sunday Jan 31 | Groong

    'Hello Armenia': Silverworks of Syrian-Armenian Vazgen find their place in different corners of the world 09:40, 21 January, 2016 YEREVAN, JANUARY 21, ARMENPRESS. It is hard to imagine how Syrian-Armenian Vazgen creates small wonders made of silver on the second floor of Yerevan `Gold Market' ` in a small room where two people find it hard even to move.

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  18. Greek Guardian Leaves Law To Help Aid Migrant ChildrenRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 30 | New Hampshire Public Radio -

    Three teenage boys are lugging boxes of donated shoes into a stately neoclassical home in Mytilini, the capital of the Greek island of Lesbos. Two of the boys are Syrian, and the other is Algerian.

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  19. Migrants head to Europe in the coldRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 29 | CNN

    On a freezing cold morning, with temperatures below zero Celsius, large groups of refugees were coming to Serbia from the direction of Macedonia and Greece. A train leaving from Gevgelija, Macedonia, brought them close to the border crossing, from where they have to walk additional 5 kilometers to reach a registration camp near the village of Miratovac in Serbia.

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  20. Reporter's notebook: Migrants settle in AustriaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 28 | USA Today

    USA TODAY reporter Kim Hjelmgaard followed migrants last year as they made the arduous 1,500-mile journey from Greece to Germany. Four months later he met again with one family after they settled in Austria.

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