He and his family were Syrian refugees trying to reach Europe amid the European refugee crisis see timeline. During this time, Kurdi's father arranged for an illegal passage to Kos. Kurdi's family members were hoping to join their relatives in Vancouver , British Columbia , Canada , after his aunt Tima Kurdi filed for refugee sponsorship,  but this was rejected by the Department of Citizenship and Immigration Canada after the family members were denied an exit visa by Turkish authorities. They are required to demonstrate that they can provide roughly 27, Canadian dollars to support a family of four refugees. According to Alexandra Kotyk, project manager of Lifeline Syria , a refugee settlement group in Toronto , the program requires that people seeking to come to Canada from Turkey first be declared refugees by the Turkish government. She said that was often a difficult or impossible condition to fulfill.
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Hulusi Akar also said Friday that Turkey and the United States had reached an agreement concerning the control of airspace over the planned safe zone but provided no further detail. Akar spoke during a visit to Sanliurfa province bordering Syria, where Turkey and the United States agreed to establish a Joint Operation Center for the safe zone. Turkey has been pushing for the establishment of a safe zone that would push out U. Turkey considers the fighters to be terrorists allied with a Kurdish insurgency in Turkey. We've sent an email with instructions to create a new password. Your existing password has not been changed. Subscribe to NEWS newsletters.
In pics: Syrian children shaken by horror of migrant crisis
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The heartbroken father of two young boys whose bodies washed up on the beach in Turkey watched tearfully as their coffins embarked on their final journey. Little Aylan, three, and Galip Kurdi, five, were on an overcrowded boat filled with refugees fleeing the war in Syria when it capsized shortly into the crossing to the Greek island of Kos. Both boys died in the sea alongside their mother, Rehan, while their father Abdullah survived.