[QODLink]
Middle East

Syria refugees hold elections in Turkish camp

Hopes that exercise will expose refugees to challenges they may face when they return to Syria.
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2013 08:01

Syrian refugees living at the Kilis camp in Turkey are holding an election.

People are choosing a council that will run the camp along with Turkish officials, with women entering the political fray for the first time.

Although the elections are largely symbolic, it is hoped they will expose the refugees to challenges they may face when they return to Syria.

Al Jazeera's Hashem Ahelbarra reports from the Kilis refugee camp.

67

Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
Country
Featured on Al Jazeera
More than one-quarter of Gaza's population has been displaced, causing a humanitarian crisis.
Ministers and MPs caught on camera sleeping through important speeches have sparked criticism that they are not working.
Muslim charities claim discrimination after major UK banks began closing their accounts.
Italy struggles to deal with growing flood of migrants willing to risk their lives to reach the nearest European shores.
Featured
The seizure of the Tabqa airbase highlights the Islamic State's consolidation of power in eastern Syria, analysts say.
Traditional spring festival blossoms outside India through fun runs, raves and TV commercials.
Parents unable to look after children are marrying them off at a tender age, exposing them to maternal deaths.
New measures needed as dozens of citizens fighting with Islamic State pose home-grown terror threat, PM Abbott says.
Israel has re-arrested dozens of Palestinians in the West Bank, an act a human rights group says is 'unjustified'.
join our mailing list