Middle East

Armenian community staying put in Syria

Vast majority of country's 80,000 strong minority have decided to stay in their homes and communities.
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2012 20:26

In the ongoing Syrian civil war, the comparatively small community of Armenians left in government-held Aleppo and some coastal areas has been mostly forgotten.

About 80,000 live in the country, and though Armenia has offered passports to any who want to leave, the vast majority have decided to stay in their homes and communities.

Relatives across in Turkey have also encouraged them to cross the border, but it seems the community still hopes it can wait out the conflict.

Al Jazeera's Sue Turton reports from Vakifli, Turkey.


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