Sanctions on Iran are helping fuel a new refugee crisis – in Turkey

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Decades ago, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan prompted thousands of people to flee to neighboring Iran.

Now, many of these refugees are once again seeking a new home in a new land –Turkey– desperate to escape the dire economic conditions fueled by U.S. sanctions on Tehran.

Tens of thousands made the dangerous, cross-border trek last year into Turkey, a U.S. ally that is already heaving under the burden of refugees fleeing unrest on its borders. Turkish authorities are grappling with nearly 4 million refugees.

[Washington Post]

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