Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 19 April 2014

Jolie visits refugees in Turkey

Angelina Jolie is visiting Syrian refugees in Turkey (AP)

Hollywood star Angelina Jolie has arrived in Turkey to visit Syrian refugees in her role as special envoy for the UN refugee agency.

Turkey's Anadolu news agency said Jolie and UNHCR chief Antonio Guterres are expected to visit refugee camps along the border between Turkey and Syria.

Reports said Jolie will later travel to Ankara, the Turkish capital, for talks with officials who are handling the humanitarian crisis.

Turkey hosts about 80,000 Syrians who have fled the 18-month conflict in their country.

Earlier this week, Jolie and Guterres visited Syrian refugees in Jordan, which is also sheltering those who have fled the civil war in neighbouring Syria.

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