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Anti-government protesters demonstrate in Istanbul near a Turkish broadcaster which was taken over by police. The company owns opposition television stations Bugun TV and Kanalturk. Lefteris Pitarakis/AP hide caption

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A young girl is among many migrants, most of them Syrian, resting at a sports stadium near Turkey's western border with Greece on Sept. 22. Turkey has taken in some 2 million Syrians fleeing war in their homeland. But Turkey rarely allows the migrants to work or receive citizenship, and many of the Syrians say they want to move on to Europe. Emrah Gurel/AP hide caption

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Turkey's Migrant Policy: They Can Come, But They Can't Settle

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Nazmiye Cakir, a 60-year-old "bird whistler," learned the whistled language from her grandparents, and still uses it. "The one thing you don't whistle about is your love talk," she says with a laugh, "because you'll get caught!" Gokce Saracoglu/for NPR hide caption

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In A Turkish Village, A Conversation With Whistles, Not Words

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Syrian refugee woman cries by one of her children as she and family members arrive in an overcrowded dinghy on the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing a part of the Aegean Sea from the Turkish coast, on Saturday. Yannis Behrakis/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Selma Halik, holding her 2-year-old daughter Amara at a refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos, says much of her family was wiped out by ISIS. She doesn't want her daughter to see the things she's seen. Peter Kenyon/NPR hide caption

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On Greek Island, Syrians And Iraqis Find Respite Before Moving On

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Refugees and migrants on the Greek island of Lesbos enjoy the sea. Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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For Syrian Migrants, Many Reasons To Leave Turkey For Europe

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Relatives of 3-year-old Syrian Kurdish boy Aylan Kurdi carry his body during a funeral procession for Aylan, his mother, Rehan, and his older brother, Galip, in Kobani, Syria, on Friday. Sipan Ibrahim/AP hide caption

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A Turkish paramilitary police officer carries the body of 3-year-old Aylan Kurdi, found washed ashore near the Turkish resort of Bodrum early Wednesday. The boats carrying the boy's family to the Greek island of Kos capsized. His 5-year-old brother and mother also lost their lives. DHA/AP hide caption

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That Little Syrian Boy: Here's Who He Was

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Sakine Arat, right, and Mayrem Bulut are Kurdish mothers camping out between Turkish amry forces and the Kurdish PKK militants, in hopes of preventing clashes. "Mothers on both sides should be doing this," says Arat, 80. Peter Kenyon/NPR hide caption

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Kurdish Activists Camp Out Between Turkey's Army And Kurdish Fighters

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