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Turkey: Refugees in Istanbul board buses to Greek border

Turkey, Istanbul
February 28, 2020 at 13:09 GMT +00:00 · Published

Dozens of refugees were seen boarding buses in Istanbul to reach the Greek border, on Friday.

"For now, we have to go for a better life. I am normally an engineer, I was studying engineering in Syria. I came here. We work. We do want to go back to Syria, it's not that we don't want to," said Halil, a refugee.

"We struggled a lot here for five years, but it's the same. Right now we don't have five cents or hope in our pocket. That's how I saw it unfortunately. We will also try our luck there," he added.

Reports from Thursday indicate that the Turkish government has decided to allow refugees within its borders to try to enter Europe.

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Dozens of refugees were seen boarding buses in Istanbul to reach the Greek border, on Friday.

"For now, we have to go for a better life. I am normally an engineer, I was studying engineering in Syria. I came here. We work. We do want to go back to Syria, it's not that we don't want to," said Halil, a refugee.

"We struggled a lot here for five years, but it's the same. Right now we don't have five cents or hope in our pocket. That's how I saw it unfortunately. We will also try our luck there," he added.

Reports from Thursday indicate that the Turkish government has decided to allow refugees within its borders to try to enter Europe.

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