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Turkey tells Syrian refugees to go home

A boy of a family, fled from Jinderes district in Syria and sheltered in Reyhanli, waves a Turkish flag while running in Hatay, Turkey. Photo: Cem Genco/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Officials in Turkey, which has taken in more than 3 million Syrians fleeing the civil war next door, have begun "urging refugees to go home," the Washington Post reports.

Why it matters: As has been clearly illustrated in the last few days, the situation in Syria is no where near calming down. As the Post puts it: "Turkish military victories in northern Syria have opened the possibility that refu­gees could go back to their homeland, but many are wary of returning to a country wrecked by a war that is not yet even finished."