Aylan Kurdi photo that shook the apathetic world to crisis in Syria published: 07 Sep 2015 views: 1701 The pictured boy is reported to be three-year-old Aylan, who drowned along with his five-year-old brother Galip and their mother, Rihan. Their father, Abdullah Kurdi, survived. Two-year-old Aylan Kurdi was born into a country eaten up by war. His parents, Abdullah and Rehen, only wanted a better life for Aylan and his 4-year-old brother, Galip, than they had in Kobani, Syria. It has also been reported that Canada rejected refugee applications from the family. Teema Kurdi, a hairdresser in Vancouver who has lived there for more than 20 years, told Ottawa Citizen that the family had made \”a \’G5\’ privately sponsored refugee application\”. The website reports that this was rejected by citizenship and immigration earlier this year in June, because of \”complexities involved in refugee applications from Turkey\”. This is because the UN does not register Syrian Kurdish refugees in Turkey as refugees, the website said, and the Turkish state does not give the refugees exit visas. “I was trying to sponsor them, and I have my friends and my neighbours who helped me with the bank deposits, but we couldn’t get… Read full this story
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