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Turkey says it won’t leave Syrian refugees to die

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WAY OUT. A refugee holds his baby during a demonstration at Istanbul’s Esenler Bus Terminal. Many of the refugees seek to leave Turkey, have been living in the country for months, sometimes years, after fleeing the bloody civil war in Syria. File photo by Ovan Kose/AFP
‘These people have nowhere else to go. Either they will die beneath the bombings… or we will open our borders’

ONCUPINAR, Turkey (Feb. 8, 2016) — Turkey said on Sunday, February 7, it would not abandon thousands of Syrians stranded on its border after fleeing a major Russian-backed regime offensive, as aid agencies warned of a “desperate” situation.

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Thousands brave cold at Turkey border as Syria warns Riyadh, Ankara

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WAITING. Refugees wait for tents as Syrians fleeing the northern embattled city of Aleppo wait on February 6, 2016, in Bab Al-Salama, near the city of Azaz, northern Syria, near the Turkish border crossing. Bulent Kilic/AFP
Turkey’s Oncupinar border crossing reportedly remains closed, as Turkish authorities say they’re working to free up space within existing camps to accommodate new arrivals

BEIRUT, Lebanon (Feb. 6, 2016) — Thousands of Syrians braved the freezing cold at Turkey’s border Saturday, February 6, after fleeing a regime assault that threatens a new humanitarian disaster, as Damascus warned Riyadh and Ankara not to send in troops.

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