Turkey To Grant 300,000 Syrians Citizenship

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Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan looks to grant citizenship to some 300,000 Syrians who could travel to Europe when the European Union grants Turkey visa-free access. Turkey has felt the brunt of much of the great migration of the Syrian people as many have gone through the country to Europe over the last year and many have stayed in the country. The Turkish government and president Erdogan are now coming to the realization that the Syrians may never go back to their home country and the Turkish leader is proposing a controversial plan to naturalize over 300,000 Syrians to become Turkish citizens and hold Turkish passports The Turkish government and president Erdogan are now coming to the realization that the Syrians may never go back to their home country and the Turkish leader is proposing a controversial plan to naturalize over 300,000 Syrians to become Turkish citizens and hold Turkish passports reports Tagesspiegel. Erdogan’s Premier Binali Yıldırım claims that the move is a turning point for the Turkish approach to the Syrian civil war and the migrant crisis. Previously the Turkish government had held a firm stance that Syrian president Bashar al-Assad must step down and negotiations between the two governments have