- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 15, 2011

ISTANBUL (AP) - Turkey says Angelina Jolie can visit Syrian refugees who have fled violence and are camped out on the Turkish side of the border.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Selcuk Unal said Wednesday the Hollywood celebrity and goodwill ambassador for the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees might arrive in Turkey on Friday, but that the date remains uncertain.

Unal said Turkey granted permission to visit after assessing an application submitted on Jolie’s behalf.

At least 8,000 Syrians have fled to Turkey to escape a crackdown on an anti-government uprising.

In April, Jolie traveled to Tunisia during its refugee crisis as thousands fled from its war-torn neighbor, Libya.

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