Reporting from the Turkish-Syrian border
Syrian refugee children look out of a bus after they arrived from Syria at the Oncupinar refugee camp in Kilis near Syria border (April 2012)
May 14th, 2012
10:36 AM ET

Reporting from the Turkish-Syrian border

By Anderson Cooper Producer Susan Chun

Editor's Note: Watch Anderson Cooper's special report Monday night 8pET on CNN

On Friday night after AC360° aired, Anderson and team embarked on a nearly 28 hour trip (including two plane rides, layovers and a three hour drive) that took us from New York City to the eastern border of Turkey.

Where are we going? The eastern part of Turkey borders Syria. Believe me, we would love to actually go into Syria and report what’s happening in the country. However, despite Bashar al-Assad’s regime’s claims that journalists are free to report from the country, our visa applications have disappeared into the Syrian embassy in Washington with no word on if we are approved, denied, or even when a decision would be made.

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Filed under: Middle East • Syria • Turkey
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  1. Lanell Kupfer

    I undoubtedly didn’t realize that. Learnt some thing new right now! Thanks for that.

    May 15, 2012 at 11:44 pm | Reply

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