Did Turkey Deport Syrians?

A Syrian refugee family sits in front of their makeshift tent in the town of Viransehir in Sanliurfa province, southeast Turkey, Feb. 10, 2013. (photo by REUTERS/Umit Bektas)

“Syria is as important as our domestic affairs,” Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Jan. 19. His government put strong emphasis on the moral responsibility that Turkey has in caring for the nearly 200,000 Syrians who fled to Turkey for safety from the atrocities of the Bashar al-Assad regime, but a recent incident at a Syrian refugee camp risks putting Turkey’s good name on the line and has the potential to cause some international repercussions.

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