Political refugees

A Syrian girl who is newly displaced by the Turkish military operation in northeastern Syria, weeps as she sits in a bus upon her arrival at the Bardarash camp, north of Mosul, Iraq, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. The camp used to host Iraqis displaced from Mosul during the fight against the Islamic State group and was closed two years ago. The U.N. says more around 160,000 Syrians have been displaced since the Turkish operation started last week, most of them internally in Syria. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
October 17, 2019 - 2:02 am
BARDARASH, Iraq (AP) — Humanitarian groups in northeastern Syria are scrambling to provide aid to hundreds of thousands of people as rapidly shifting battle lines make it increasingly difficult to reach them. Nearly all foreign aid workers have been evacuated because of security concerns, and there...
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A Syrian woman who is newly displaced by the Turkish military operation in northeastern Syria, carries her son upon her arrival at the Bardarash camp, north of Mosul, Iraq, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. The camp used to host Iraqis displaced from Mosul during the fight against the Islamic State group and was closed two years ago. The U.N. says more around 160,000 Syrians have been displaced since the Turkish operation started last week, most of them internally in Syria. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
October 16, 2019 - 12:11 pm
BARDARASH, Iraq (AP) — Humanitarian groups in northeastern Syria are scrambling to provide aid to hundreds of thousands of people as rapidly shifting battle lines make it increasingly difficult to reach them. Nearly all foreign aid workers have been evacuated because of security concerns, and there...
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In this Monday, Oct. 7, 2019 photo, 21-year-old Afghan refugee Fatemeh Jafari poses for a photo at her basement Tehran coffee shop, in downtown Tehran, Iran. More than 3 million Afghans including as many as 2 million who entered without legal permission, live in the Islamic Republic, according to United Nations estimates. Jafari hopes her Telma, or “Dream,” Café in Tehran will help bridge the divides and xenophobia Afghans can face in Iran. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
October 15, 2019 - 11:07 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Afghan refugee Fatemeh Jafari is living out a dream in her basement coffee shop in Tehran that is out of reach for millions like her in Iran. Jafari hopes her "Telma Cafe" ("Dream Cafe") will help bridge the divide between Afghans and Iranians and fight the xenophobia many...
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A man wounded in Turkish shelling is brought to Tal Tamr hospital in north Syria, Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. Syrian government troops moved into towns and villages in northern Syria on Monday, setting up a potential clash with Turkish-led forces advancing in the area as long-standing alliances in the region begin to shift or crumble following the pullback of U.S. forces. (AP Photo/Baderkhan Ahmad)
October 15, 2019 - 8:41 am
CEYLANPINAR, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on Turkey's offensive in northern Syria (all times local): 6:40 p.m. French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has called for a meeting of the international coalition against the Islamic State group, including the United States and Turkey, to discuss the...
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President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
October 11, 2019 - 12:40 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Democrats, Muslims and other groups condemned President Donald Trump on Friday for criticizing the state for welcoming so many Somali refugees, and they called out Republican leaders for failing to criticize his statements. At his campaign rally Thursday night in...
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks to his ruling party officials, in Ankara, Turkey, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. Erdogan says that there have been 109 "terrorists killed" — a reference to Syrian Kurdish fighters — since Ankara launched an offensive into Syria the previous day. Erdogan also warned the European Union not to call Ankara's incursion into Syria an 'invasion,' and renewed his threat of letting Syrian refugees flood Europe. (Turkish Presidency Press Service via AP, Pool)
October 11, 2019 - 4:23 am
In the face of widespread international criticism for his military foray into northern Syria, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan remains defiant, standing by his pledge to return as many refugees as possible to a border corridor that will be carved out by force. "We will rebuild an area for 1 million...
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Syrians flee shelling by Turkish forces in Ras al Ayn, northeast Syria, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced Wednesday the start of a Turkish military operation against Kurdish fighters in northeastern Syria. (AP Photo/Baderkhan Ahmad)
October 10, 2019 - 10:02 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrians are fleeing by the tens of thousands yet again, a recurring nightmare of hastily packed bags, traffic-clogged highways and an uncertain fate. Families who just a few years ago fled from an Islamic State onslaught are now running from a Turkish offensive against the same...
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In this photo taken from the Turkish side of the border between Turkey and Syria, in Akcakale, Sanliurfa province, southeastern Turkey, smoke billows from targets inside Syria during bombardment by Turkish forces Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
October 10, 2019 - 6:04 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest developments on the Turkish offensive against Syrian Kurdish fighters in northeastern Syria (all times local): 4 p.m. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is condemning the Turkish invasion of Kurdish areas in Syria and warning of an "ethnic cleansing" against them...
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Migrants and refugees arrive from Lesbos island to the port of Piraeus, near Athens, Monday Oct. 7, 2019. In the last 24 hours 668 refugees and migrants have been transferred to mainland Greece from five Greek islands as authorities have accelerated efforts to ease over crowding in the camps. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
October 07, 2019 - 7:49 am
PIRAEUS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities are expanding a program to transfer migrants and refugees from overcrowded camps on the islands to the mainland amid concern that the number of arrivals from nearby Turkey could continue to rise. More than 500 asylum-seekers arrived early Monday on ferries...
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Refugees and Migrants carry their belongings as they disembark on a ferry with destination the port of Piraeus, on the northeastern Aegean island of Lesbos, Greece, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019. Authorities have been moving hundreds of migrants and refugees deemed to be vulnerable from the overcrowded Moria camp in Lesbos island to camps on the mainland. (AP Photo/Michael Varaklas)
October 06, 2019 - 11:23 am
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on Europe's migrant crisis (all times local): 8:20 p.m. A regularly scheduled ferry left the Greek island of Lesbos carrying around 570 migrants that used to live in the migrant camp of Moria. Authorities say this is part of the plan to reduce overcrowding at the camp where...
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