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Japan recognizes Turkish Kurd as refugee for first time

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Japan recognizes Turkish Kurd as refugee for first time

Japan finally recognize there are refugee outside Japan?

-12 ( +4 / -16 )

What a nice slap in the face for Erdogan and Turkey.

Hope other countries will follow!

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I don't think Erdogan and most Turkish people will be offended one bit if Japan takes all Kurdish dissenters as refugees.

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In 2021, it granted refugee status to 74 people, the highest number since it began recognizing refugees in 1982, according to government data."

74 people...big round of applause.

-13 ( +2 / -15 )

74 people...big round of applause.

And screams of approval from the Japanese people.

-13 ( +2 / -15 )

Appeal!

-13 ( +1 / -14 )

It wasn't long ago that American media was gushing about the Kurds, particularly the Peshmerga, when they were directly opposing ISIL. Since they are no longer 'useful', America has forgotten them completely and left them to suffer at the hands of the bloody Turks and Iraqis, standard operating procedure for the U.S..

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Happy for the guy if he was really persecuted in his home country, but lets not fool ourselves, many (if not most) japanese people would vote for no foreigners in the neighborhood if they could, especially those with non-east asian faces, the empty seat phenomenon is the prime example of their uneaseness. Life is already hard for those who studied hard japanese culture and language for years before coming, refugees should choose very well the area they might want to settle in, otherwise it will be a life of loneliness and ostracism.

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About 1/5 of Turkeys population is Kurdish, so if this ruling sets a standard, the floodgates are open.

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WilliB: "About 1/5 of Turkeys (sic) population is Kurdish, so if this ruling sets a standard, the floodgates are open."

And? With another article today talking about Japan's population dropping a record 700K + that would be a huge boon to the nation that desperately needs people.

Or... did you mean the paranoia gates? Because those have been open for ages, my friend. Maybe nudge them closed a little.

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Population decline slowed by 1

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smithinjapan

I have no idea what you are rambling about.

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I have no idea what you are rambling about.

His rambling always as stupid as saying as if , because of decreasing population, Japan is supposed to appreciate and accept refugees as much as possible

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Turkey is said to be the nation which accepts the most refugees as of today. What a irony. In the mean time, UK and EU trying to transfer the refugees they accepted to somewhere else in Africa and/or Turkey itself . Look how those refugees living daily lives in Turkey for example, Some posters always very stupidly focus on the Japan's number like 74. Such an idiotic comments.

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America has forgotten them completely and left them to suffer at the hands of the bloody Turks and Iraqis, standard operating procedure for the U.S..

Not true. Despite Mr. Trump the US Army continues to operate with Peoples Protection Units (YPG) despite Turkish objections. Mr. Erdogan has been nagging the US to abandon the YPG forces in Tel Rifaat so the Turks can attack and the US has consistently refused, making it impossible for the Turks to attack without also attacking US forces. The US forces are there to prevent IS from re-taking the oil fields that once supplied the revenues for their organization and operate as part of a coalition of nations that includes UK, Australia, France, Jordan, Norway and several others.

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