Erdogan moots building 'refugee city' in northern Syria

Syrian migrant woman talks to her children before boarding a dinghy to cross the Aegean Sea to the Greek island of Lesbos from TurkeyTurkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has suggested building a new city in northern Syria to house some of the millions of refugees escaping the country’s civil war, reports said Saturday. Erdogan said in a speech in Istanbul late Friday that the new city would be located near the Turkish border and said he had even discussed the idea with US President Barack Obama. Refugees from Syria could be “resettled” there, he said.

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