Tens of thousands of Yazidis are fleeing Iraq due to attacks by 'Islamic State' militants. Many are heading for Turkey, to return to villages their ethno-religious community was once forced to leave and which, until recently, lay abandoned.
Turkey's interior minister has said Ankara will soon start returning captured IS fighters to their home countries. A number of the militants come from Germany.
During a brief visit, Chancellor Merkel plans to address multiple topics with President Erdogan, from regional conflicts to human rights issues. German politicians believe continuing dialog is crucial.
Three months into Turkey's offensive, an ancient Christian community in Syria's northeast is experiencing a nightmare in a loop. With nowhere to go, their future looks increasingly bleak.
Eight of those pulled dead from the water were children. The tragedy comes as earlier at least 12 migrants drowned off Greece's western coast.
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