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Syrian Refugee Routes Halted as Pressure Mounts in Turkey

Last year, Izmir, Turkey, was teeming with smugglers leaning over card tables, brokering deals over small glasses of tea. Men, women and children who were fleeing hardships arrived in the seaside city in droves with every dollar they could muster, ready to pay for their services. But after the European Union-Turkey plan to reduce migrant flows to Europe went into effect last month, the rubber-boat business here has nearly ground to a halt.  Refugees and locals say Europe's...

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