Generations on, Christians fleeing Syria return to Turkish homeland

By Reuters | Fri, 28 Feb 2014 07:00 AM
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By Ayla Jean Yackley

MIDYAT, Turkey, Feb 28 (Reuters) - When Louis Bandak fled the violence in Syria, he sought refuge in the country his grandfather was forced to abandon exactly 90 years ago this week.

Bandak, his wife and two daughters are part of a small but growing trickle of Christians arriving in Turkey after three years of civil war in Syria killed more than 140,000 people.

"Although I...

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