Angelina Jolie visits Syrian refugees

Actress Angelina Jolie visits refugees in Turkey as special envoy for the U.N.

Published September 13, 2012 12:42PM (EDT)

ISTANBUL (AP) — 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.

By Associated Press

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