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Jolie visits Syrian refugees in Turkey

/ 04:30 PM September 13, 2012

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) special envoy Angelina Jolie, listens to the Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati, unseen, at the government palace, in Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday Sept. 12, 2012. Jolie met with Syrian refugees in Lebanon a day a visiting a refugee camp in Jordan. Jolie, who came along with U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres, held talks with Lebanese Prime Minster Najib Mikati. There are more than 60,000 Syrian refugees in Lebanon who fled their country’s civil war. AP/Hussein Malla

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

Turkey’s Anadolu news agency says Jolie and UNHCR chief Antonio Guterres are expected to visit refugee camps along the border between Turkey and Syria on Thursday. Reports say 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 neighboring Syria.

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