Just last week Erdogan once again ruffled some feathers with his polemical outburst at the UN General Assembly, questioning the legitimacy of Sisi’s rule.
Strict counter-terrorism laws and a protracted resettlement process have kept the figure low, as have ethical concerns over which refugees to resettle. But could the US be doing more?
Since the start of the war in Syria in early 2011, the number of people fleeing the country has swelled to more than 3 million half of them children. The US has accepted only a staggering few just 36 in 2013.
The coalition forces still fail to show a tangible commitment to fighting against ISIS, aside from congratulating Turkey on its decision to use force against the militant group. Despite coalition air strikes, ISIS has been able to take control of hundreds of villages within recent weeks.