Global Politics

Turkish Border Town Struggling in Face of Ongoing Syria Crisis

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The Gaziantep Zoo was very popular with Syrian tourists before the crisis started one year ago. They came to see the cheerful animal exhibits and picnic in the lush green park. (Photo: Matthew Brunwasser)

Just a year ago, trade between Turkey and Syria was booming. Gaziantep in southern Turkey is known as one of the "Anatolian Tigers" for its dramatic economic growth, driven by industry and border trade. But the boomtown has been hit hard by the crisis next door. From Gaziantep, Matthew Brunwasser reports.

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