Turkey

“No refugee application from father of drowned Syrian boys: government” (The Ottawa Citizen)

Jason Fekete (The Ottawa Citizen): Immigration Minister Chris Alexander says the federal government did not receive a refugee application from Abdullah Kurdi – the father of two drowned Syrian boys who have become a tragic face…


“Father of Aylan Kurdi, drowned Syrian boy, declines offer of Canadian citizenship” (CBC News)

  Editor’s note: Subsequent to the publication of this story, based on reporting by Reuters, the Government of Canada has denied it ever offered Mr. Abdullah Kurdi Canadian citizenship. CBC News has also issued the following correction:…


“Migrant crisis? No, Europe is facing a moral crisis” (The Globe and Mail)

Globe Editorial: In a world filled with graphic horrors, the Western media have become increasingly squeamish about showing what war, famine or death actually look like. There is an understandable fear of upsetting the audience,…


“Drowned Syrian Boy Jolts Conservatives During Canada Election” (Bloomberg)

Josh Wingrove (Bloomberg): The death of a Syrian boy whose body washed up on Turkey’s shores has shaken Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservative Party in the middle of Canada’s election. Immigration Minister Chris Alexander interrupted…


“Little Aylan Kurdi, washed ashore, suddenly refocuses Syrian tragedy: Nahlah Ayed” (CBC News)

Nahlah Ayed (CBC News) How many of those who died trying to cross the Mediterranean were ultimately headed for Canada we do not know, but we do know there was at least one family of…