Syrians flee to Turkey to escape violence

The Takeaway

Syrian troops have surrounded the town of Jisr al-Shughour, close to the Turkish border, with heavy forces and tanks. Residents are fleeing into Turkey and the Turkish government is setting up camps to handle the influx of people. However, Turkey is also denying reporters access to the refugees for unknown reasons. Hugh Sykes of the BBC reports from the border of Syria and Turkey.


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