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Syria's new capital … Istanbul

While Europe panics over 224,000 refugees, displaced Syrians have reached 330,000 in Istanbul alone.

According to information released by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, the number of refugees heading to Europe this year has reached 224,000. Most of them are Syrians.

The heartbreaking photos of the lifeless body of 3-year old Syrian toddler Aylan on Turkey’s coast inspired feelings of compassion in the European public and the various governments. Nevertheless, with the exception of Germany, many are still grumbling over receiving small numbers of refugees.

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