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As European dream fades, Iraqi Kurds return home

Thousands of Kurds who fled to Europe are now seeking to return to Iraq after facing an even harsher reality there.
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Newroz almost drowned in his quest for a better life in Europe, but when he reached the promised land, his dreams failed to materialize. After arriving in Germany in August, Newroz, who chose not to reveal his full name, was placed in a temporary refugee camp in Dortmund, where he must wait for his asylum application to be processed. 

“I am going insane,” the 28-year-old Kurd told Al-Monitor via telephone from Germany. "The food is bad and I don’t know when I will get out of the camp.”

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