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Syrians cheer Turkey's stance amidst tension at borders

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Syrians cheer Turkey's stance amidst tension at borders


They came to show their thanks. Hundreds of Syrians living in Jordan rallied outside the Turkish embassy in the capital Amman.

They were united in their appreciation of the stance Ankara has taken on the popular revolt in Syria.

Analysts say the once warm ties between the two countries are now at breaking point though Turkey is holding out hope of a change of heart in President Assad and that reforms will follow.

And tensions are rising on Syria’s border with Lebanon. Its reported hundreds some with gunshot wounds have continued to flee into the country. In the north Syrian forces remain on the border.

Activists claim the village of Najia close to the border is the latest to have Syrian army troops and tanks move in.

Turkey faces a growing danger Syrian economic and social disruption could spill onto its soil. Some fear the influx of refugees, currently estimated to number around 12,000, could draw its troops into border operations uncomfortably close to Syrian forces.

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