Denmark tells Syrian refugees to return to Damascus
14 April 2021 | 11:00 am
Zero asylum seekers — that is essentially the Danish government's ultimate goal. Now, it is ordering Syrian refugees to return to Damascus, which Copenhagen says is safe.
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