Despite talk of returns, Turkey quietly works to integrate Syrian refugees

Jamal Sahlabji and his son Ahmed (R) stand in front of a private school in Gaziantep, Turkey, March 6, 2019. Picture taken March 6, 2019. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

GAZIANTEP, Turkey – When his rebel fighter son was killed and life in Syria became impossible for Jamal Sahlabji, he and his remaining family packed up and joined hundreds of thousands fleeing to neighboring countries. Sahlabji settled in Gaziantep, a Turkish town close to the Syrian border that became a haven for opposition figures, rebels […]

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