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Turkey receives refugees fleeing Syrian bloodshed

Turkey receives refugees fleeing Syrian bloodshed
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Turkish authorities are reporting an influx of refugees fleeing across the border to escape bloodshed in neighbouring Syria.

A diplomatic source said almost 50 people are reported to have crossed the border in the last two days. He said half of them had to be treated for wounds after apparently taking part in the anti-regime revolt in Syria.

So far more than 250 Syrians are reported to have taken refuge in Turkey. The Red Crescent has set up camps, and the governor of Hatay province said ambulances were being sent to the border in anticipation of more arrivals.

Pro-democracy demonstrators in Syria have used social networking sites to encourage more action on the day they’re calling the ‘Tuesday of re-birth.’ The appeal asks the army to protect Syrians against what it calls ‘the agents of the regime.’