Why Syrian Refugees Fought for Erdogan Against the Turkish Coup

'If the coup had been a success, the revolution in Syria would be dead, because Turkey wouldn't support it anymore,' says Omar, one of the many Syrian refugees who took up arms for Erdogan on the night of the attempted military coup.

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ISTANBUL – After Khaled, 18, lost his four brothers to the war in Syria, he paid a man $100 to smuggle him across the border to Turkey, taking the risk of being shot by Turkish border guards. He thought he’d...