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Bus Rides Boost Enrolment of Syrian Children in Turkish Schools

It is almost 11am at Tece Cumhuriyet Ilkokulu, a primary school in the Mezitli District of Mersin, Turkey’s largest port city on its southern Mediterranean coast. The school bell rings. Classroom doors open and a flurry of kids fill the halls. It’s recess, and I am sitting in the office of the school principal. A modest man with the stature of a true public servant, he has worked in public schools across Turkey for the past twenty years.