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EU chief sees first consensus on migrant crisis

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CONSENSUS? Migrants and refugees from Pakistan who arrived at the Greek island of Lesvos, wait at the port of Mytilini, Lesvos island, March 2, 2016. File photo by Panagiotis Balaskas/EPA
New official figures show that a record 1.2 million asylum seekers arrived in the EU in 2015 – more than double the figure from the year before

BRUSSELS, Belgium (Mar. 5, 2016) — EU president Donald Tusk struck an unusually upbeat note on the migrant crisis Friday, March 4 as Turkey raised the possibility of taking back non-Syrian asylum seekers.

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Turkey, Saudi could launch Syria ground operation

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Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu speaks during a press conference with his Hungarian counterpart Peter Szijjarto in the Foreign Ministry building in Budapest, Hungary, February 9, 2016. File photo by Janos Marjai/EPA
The coordinated plans by Riyadh and Ankara add a new element to the explosive situation in Syria

ISTANBUL, Turkey (Feb. 13, 2016) — Turkey and Saudi Arabia could launch a ground operation against Islamic State jihadists in Syria, the Turkish foreign minister said on Saturday, February 13, adding the kingdom was already sending jets to a Turkish base to attack the extremists.

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Turkish FM reaffirms ‘open borders’ for Syrian refugees

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Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu. File photo by Nicolas Bouvy/EPA
After a meeting with European Union counterparts, Turkish Foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu tells reporters there had been no change in Turkish policy

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands (Feb. 6, 2016) — Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu reaffirmed on Saturday, February 6, that his country would keep its “open border policy” for Syrian refugees, Continue reading Turkish FM reaffirms ‘open borders’ for Syrian refugees

Thousands brave cold at Turkey border as Syria warns Riyadh, Ankara

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WAITING. Refugees wait for tents as Syrians fleeing the northern embattled city of Aleppo wait on February 6, 2016, in Bab Al-Salama, near the city of Azaz, northern Syria, near the Turkish border crossing. Bulent Kilic/AFP
Turkey’s Oncupinar border crossing reportedly remains closed, as Turkish authorities say they’re working to free up space within existing camps to accommodate new arrivals

BEIRUT, Lebanon (Feb. 6, 2016) — Thousands of Syrians braved the freezing cold at Turkey’s border Saturday, February 6, after fleeing a regime assault that threatens a new humanitarian disaster, as Damascus warned Riyadh and Ankara not to send in troops.

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