At a border town, Turkish guards try to oversee the brisk smuggling trade
Syrian refugees transfer money, fuel, people and arms across the border.
AKCAKALE, Turkey –The shops on the street near the border crossing at Akcakale are mostly abandoned or shuttered. Only one looks busy. Behind a window three large men are smoking, seated on a cracked leather couch, beside them, a table with a calculator and a currency-counting machine. The money changer won't identify himself but smiles when asked whether the civil war has harmed business.
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