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Syrian refugee camps in Turkey take the strain

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Syrian refugee camps in Turkey take the strain


Nearly 3,000 Syrians have crossed into Turkey over the past 24 hours, Turkish authorities said on Friday.

Officials say more than 24,000 Syrian refguees are now residing in Turkey.

Those in camps on the border between the two countries told euronews why they fled their homes.

The country’s foreign minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, said he could appeal to the UN for help if the number of people continues to rise.

Turkey’s government says a continued flood of refugees or increased hostilities near the frontier could prompt it to act to avert “a humanitaran disaster”.

A safe or buffer zone has been suggested as one idea, but Ankara insists such a move is still a long way off.

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