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Hollywood star and UN special envoy Angelina Jolie (R) meets on September 14, 2012 with Turkish Interior Minister Idris Naim Sahin in Ankara, a day after visiting Syrian refugee camps near the border. Turkey, which shares a 910-kms (560-mile) border with Syria, is home to some 80,000 refugees in several camps in its southeast. AFP PHOTO / ADEM ALTAN

Hollywood star and UN special envoy Angelina Jolie (R) meets on September 14, 2012 with Turkish Interior Minister Idris Naim Sahin in Ankara, a day after visiting Syrian refugee camps near the border. Turkey, which shares a 910-kms (560-mile) border with Syria, is home to some 80,000 refugees in several camps in its southeast. AFP PHOTO / ADEM ALTAN

Turkish Interior Minister İdris Naim Şahin was all smiles during the one-hour meeting he had with Hollywood star and U.N special envoy Angelina Jolie.

Photographs that surfaced afterwards showed Şahin fairly upbeat, enjoying the company of the U.S. actress who is leading a team of UN officials currently visiting the refugee camps in Turkey.
The meeting focused on migration and refugee laws, daily Hürriyet reported.

Jolie visited camps in Gaziantep and Kilis, before moving to Ankara to discuss the conditions of refugees with Turkey's political authorities.

UN Refugee High Commissioner Antonio Guterres also accompanied Jolie in Friday’s early hours as they attended a breakfast with guests from aid donor countries. Jolie reportedly asked donor countries to increase aid to Syrian refugees.



September/14/2012

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