A man is shown walking in front of a metro stop in Istanbul at dusk with the long shadow of several other people on the wall.

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Turkish officials claim that the government has not forcibly deported Syrians in a widespread campaign to crack down on illegal migration in recent weeks.

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People walk in front of the metro stop of Aksaray, a neighborhood in Istanbul with a large Syrian population. A recent crackdown on illegal migration in recent weeks has included ID checks at workplaces, mass transit stops and roadside checkpoints.


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