'It's against the law': Syrian refugees deported from Turkey back to war | Shawn Carrié and Asmaa Al Omar

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With tension mounting in Idlib, people trying to flee across the border are being given the choice of detention or waiving their right to asylum

Tareq* can recall in detail each of the 22 times he climbed over the concrete border wall, dodged a flurry of bullets, and sprinted as fast as he could – until Turkish border guards caught him and turned him back.

On his 23rd attempt, the soldiers drove the 26-year-old Syrian to a police station called Branch 500 in Hatay. There they presented him with a choice: either stay in prison – for how long, they wouldn’t say – or sign a paper and walk free.

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