Turkish Town Up For Nobel Peace Prize After Taking In 120,000 Refugees
A Turkish town a few miles from the Syrian border has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize after taking in thousands of Syrian refugees.By Melissa Prax | March 13, 2016
A lot of things have changed for the Turkish town of Kilis since the Syrian conflict began in 2011, but one of the biggest changes is the addition of 120,000 refugees.
The city had 90,000 residents before it started taking in refugees. Now, because of its open arms, it's being nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.
The city sits just beyond the Turkish-Syrian border in the Kilis province — which is a main entry point for refugees in northern Syria.