Gaziantep, Turkey

Merkel, EU leaders praise migration deal after visit to refugee camp

German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited a refugee camp in south-eastern Turkey on Saturday in an attempt to bolster a migration deal between the European Union and Ankara that is drawing heavy criticism from rights groups.

Tusk: Turkey "example for the whole word" on how to treat refugees

Turkey "is an example for the whole world on how we should treat refugees," EU President Donald Tusk says after visiting a refugee camp in the south-east of the country.

Three killed in southern Turkey rocket attacks ahead of Merkel visit

Rocket attacks on the southern Turkish province of Kilis killed three people, the Dogan news agency reported Saturday, as German Chancellor Angela Merkel heads to neighbouring Gaziantep later in the day.

In south-eastern Turkey, Merkel to see conditions for Syrian refugees

Germany's chancellor is not going to Istanbul or Ankara on this trip to Turkey, but to Gaziantep. Here, in the south-east of the country, there are refugees everywhere. Each has a story to tell - of the consequences of war and the daily battle to survive.

Without work permits, Syrian refugees vow to leave Turkey for Europe

Turkey hosts more than 2 million Syrian refugees, but only several thousand have work permits, despite a new government regulation promising to ease access to the labour market. Many are forced to work illegally for low wages and say they aim to migrate to Europe.