Skip to comments.Turkey Fears Syrian Conflict Spilling Over Border
Posted on 06/13/2012 3:16:17 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
Turkey has expressed fears that the bloodshed from the growing civil war in Syria could spill over its border.
We are disturbed by the possibility that it could spread to us, Turkey's Deputy Foreign Minister Naci Koru said Wednesday in an interview on state-run TRT television.
More than 29,500 Syrian refugees have fled through that border to the safety of Turkey in the past year, officials in Ankara have said. At least two thousand of those arrived within the past 48 hours, a major upswing in the number of people fleeing the violence at one time, according to the Turkish Foreign Ministry.
Among the latest wave of refugees were 43 wounded victims who required hospitalization, according to Turkish foreign ministry spokesman Selcuk Unal. Some 50,000 Syrians have sought shelter across the border in Turkey over the past 15 months, Turkish officials estimate, but thousands returned to their homes, or moved elsewhere.
There have been similar flights to safety by Syrian refugees who have crossed borders into Lebanon and Jordan as well. Both countries are also expressing their concerns over the growing incidents of violence that have spilled over their borders.
In Lebanon, sectarian rifts which have existed for decades have widened even further as a result of the current Syrian civil war, and in one village a rebel activist supporter was kidnapped on June 11 by a gang of pro-Alawite Lebanese, prompting other villagers to block the road used as a border crossing between the two countries.
On April 9, two Turkish officials were wounded when clashes between Syrian government troops and opposition forces spilled across the border and into a refugee camp set up in Turkey. ... .....
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Hopefully at least some of those 10.000 shoulder fire rockets the crazies found in Lybia make their way to Syria to help take down the russian gun ships, Just like the good old days when Russia was invading Afganistan.
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