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Turkey: Syrian refugee limbo

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An uncommon glimpse into the politics of the refugee camps on the Turkey-Syria border:

Syria, Turkey, and the camp cover-up
Erin Banco & Sophia Jones; Asia Times Online; Apr. 19, 2012

It’s like a well-choreographed play that Turkish officials have spent countless hours rehearsing. First, they helped form “committees” inside every camp to speak on behalf of the refugees. Now, they carefully scrub down the facilities only before admitting visitors, deny access to most media outlets, and even handpick refugees to speak with the press and outside organizations.

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Written by M. James

April 19, 2012 at 10:29 pm