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Turkish Forces Put Down Riots in Two Syrian Refugee Camps

A Syrian refugee woman holding a child cries after fleeing from a refugee camp named "Container City" on the Turkish-Syrian border in Oncupinar in Kilis province, southern Turkey July 22, 2012. A Syrian refugee woman holding a child cries after fleeing from a refugee camp named "Container City" on the Turkish-Syrian border in Oncupinar in Kilis province, southern Turkey July 22, 2012.
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A Syrian refugee woman holding a child cries after fleeing from a refugee camp named "Container City" on the Turkish-Syrian border in Oncupinar in Kilis province, southern Turkey July 22, 2012.
A Syrian refugee woman holding a child cries after fleeing from a refugee camp named "Container City" on the Turkish-Syrian border in Oncupinar in Kilis province, southern Turkey July 22, 2012.
VOA News

Turkish security forces on Sunday fired in the air and used tear gas to put down a riot in a Syrian refugee camp near the Turkish-Syrian border.

 

Turkish media say at least seven refugees and officers were hurt.

 

Fighting also was reported at a second camp farther south.

 

More than 43,000 Syrians have taken refuge in Turkey. 

 

Tension among the refugees is growing, as daytime temperatures soar as high as 40 degrees Celsius and the refugees experience shortages of food, water and housing.

 

The U.S. State Department has said Turkey, along with Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon,  has been "generous" in helping Syrians who have fled their country.

 

 

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by: Anonymous
July 22, 2012 9:55 PM
Hey Turkey... I sure hope you are billing Syrian government for all of this. Millions of dollars, if the Syrian leader Assad isn't willing to pay the coverage of the mess he has created, I'd most definately consider him an enemy. He has to pay one way or another...


by: Siprus from: UK
July 22, 2012 5:18 PM
when will the "West" realize that the greater treachery in the region is the turkies... the foul smelling, ugly, headless chickens... I will not be the least surprised if the Bulgarian suicide murderer is a turkie


by: mstone from: USA
July 22, 2012 5:10 PM
"The U.S. State Department has said Turkey, along with Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon, has been "generous" in helping Syrians who have fled their country" only because the US give countless millions under the table to these countries to buy thier support for the US.

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