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Turkey Becoming Major Hub for Human Smuggling

The arrival on Italian shores of two crewless ships filled with more than 1,000 refugees – mostly Syrians – has put the spotlight on Turkey's role in people smuggling. With at least one of the ships believed to have used Turkey as a base for picking up their human cargo, the EU has demanded action by Ankara. At the back of a café in the run down Dolapdere district of Istanbul, home to many migrants seeking to get to Europe, sits a “connection man.” In the jargon of human...

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