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Turkey's Syrian refugees hot-topic issue in upcoming election

As the Turkish economy slows down and people are getting ready to elect new leadership, the presence of millions of Syrian refugees living in the country returns to the fore.

by Mohammed Vall

Today marks World Refugee Day, when the plight of migrants is highlighted.

More than 16 million people have been forcibly displaced from their homes in the last year.

Turkey hosts more refugees than any other country, and the upcoming election has highlighted the issue of more than four million Syrian refugees in the country.

They have generally been welcomed, but as the economy slows, they fear they will bear the fallout.

Al Jazeera's Mohamed Vall has more from Gaziantep.


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