Syrian Refugees Turkey

June 9, 2011 by staff 

Syrian Refugees TurkeySyrian Refugees Turkey, Fearing bloodshed, more than 1,200 Syrians have fled to neighboring Turkey in the last 24 hours. The growing number of refugees has put pressure on the authorities in Turkey, but Turkey votes are not derived from the influx. More than 1,200 refugees have fled to Syria on the border with Turkey in the last 24 hours, officials said Thursday. The total number of refugees who are now sheltering in a tent camp just north of the border in Yayladagi amounts to over 1,600. As violence continues in Syria, Turkey is preparing for the Syrians even further in search of refuge.
“Syria is a concern for us,” said Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey on the radio. But he insisted that Turkey has no plans to limit the flow “. Always keep the doors open to our brothers and sisters in Syria”
It is believed that most refugees came from the town of Jisr al-Shughur, about 40 kilometers (25 miles) from the Turkish border, where conflict has increased dramatically in recent days.
Among the refugees crossing through the barbed wire or unguarded stretches of the border dozens injured. They alleged that they suffered injuries as a result of government repression.
Despite the massive influx of refugees, Turkey has given assurances that the situation is in hand.

On Wednesday, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu describes the arrival in Syria as “totally desirable”, but stressed that the government had taken “every precaution” and the situation was “under control”.

Aware that the refugees crossing from Syria to Turkey, the authorities have been making preparations for several weeks.

The government is determined to avoid a repeat of the humanitarian crisis in 1981, when dozens of Iraqi Kurds died of illness and injury after fleeing to Turkey following a major offensive of the forces of Saddam Hussein.
The news agency Anatolia reported that plans were already underway to meet the growing demand for housing with a second refugee camp.

Despite already enjoy close ties with Syria, Erdogan has condemned the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and has pressured the government to introduce reforms. Has stopped short, however, call for al-Assad to resign.
Meanwhile the repression, a UN resolution proposed project by Britain, France, Germany and Portugal also reported in Syria and requires humanitarian access.
“The world can not remain silent when every day people in Syria who are doing nothing to defend their legitimate human and civil rights are being killed and tortured,” said German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle.

“Germany and its partners are urging the Security Council … a strong signal to Syria’s leaders to stop the use of force against its own people immediately.”

But Russia has opposed the involvement of the Security Council of the United Nations, fearing it could destabilize Syria, which considers of strategic importance in the Middle East. Since the movement against the Syrian government began in mid-March, the authorities have launched a brutal crackdown on protests unprecedented. Thousands have taken to the streets to oppose al-Assad hold four decades in power. Human rights groups say more than 1,100 civilians have been killed during the riots, while the Syrian authorities say more than 200 security officers have also been killed.

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