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Syrian Refugees Flood Into Turkish Border Towns, Straining Resources and Tempers

World  (tags: Refugees&Relief, politics, middle-east, news, Syria, Turkey, world, children )

- 1716 days ago -
More than 2 million refugees have fled Syria into neighboring countries since civil war began there in March 2011, and that number could double -‑ or even triple -‑ by the end of this year, according to United Nations estimates

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jan b (5)
Monday September 9, 2013, 3:01 pm
I can see women with children leaving.....but shouldn't the able bodied stay and defend their own country ? Or are they calling for Americans to do it for them again.

Sheila D (194)
Monday September 9, 2013, 3:52 pm
Janice - with the scary stories about most refugee camps, I could understand wanting to keep your family safe. Especially when you consider all of the factions fighting right now - how can you truly know friend from enemy...fanatic from neighbor?

pam w (139)
Monday September 9, 2013, 3:54 pm
Good questions! I can understand the reluctance of Syria's neighbors to accept millions of refugees...with no idea how long they'll be there. it's a mess.....

Past Member (0)
Monday September 9, 2013, 9:44 pm
Noted. Thanks.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 2:22 am
If a picture tells a thousand words, perhaps they should have used a different picture?

Gloria p (304)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 2:26 am
We better stay out of this one.

Danuta W (1249)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 3:14 am

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 3:54 am
Can they be given a home so as to allow them to stay there?

. (0)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 8:13 am
That's terrible! We shouldn't bomb them.

. (0)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 3:57 pm
Turkey has taen on a huge responsibility in taking in the Syrians. How Turkey will be "dragged into this war" if it should occur remains unclear; unless the person was referring to having to take in more Syrians.

Roger G (154)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 4:07 pm
noted, thanks

Jaime Alves (52)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 3:04 am

Lona G (80)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 6:59 am
The situation is very complicated. Turkey doesn't want the Kurds of North Syria to come to Turkey and join force with the Kurds living there. They've been a pain in the neck for Turkey for a very long time. At the moment the Kurds have gained control of the North together with the rebels. So if Turkey sides with the rebels against Assad, the Kurds will stay put and perhaps even be joined by the Turkish Kurds, but the Alawites in Turkey are unhappy, But if Turkey sides with Assad, the Kurds will flee to their Turkish brethren and fight from there. No, Turkey definitely doesn't war to enter Turkey. They have problems enough without.
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