“We did not come here to get tents!”
Over 30,000 Syrian refugees have arrived at the border, wanting entrance into Turkey. Aid workers have provided tents and supplies, but so far, the border is closed.
[pullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””] The authorities said the refugees here are being provided for on the Syrian side. They don’t see a need to allow them to cross into Turkey. One resident, Saleh, said refugees didn’t come this far to get stuck at the border.
“We did not come here to get tents. We do not need food or water,” he said. “We want to get through and provide security for our children.”
Turkey has said that it won’t abandon those in need, but with 2.5 million Syrian refugees already sheltering there, the country said it is close to capacity. [/pullquote]
Since 2011, more than four million refugees of the Syrian civil war have left the country, according to Wikipedia.
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