About 45 thousand Syrian Kurds per day crossed the border into Turkey to escape the militants group “Islamic state,” said Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmush in an interview to CNN Turk.
Yesterday, several hundred Syrians came to the Turkish border in the area of the province of Sanliurfa, fleeing the fighting between the terrorists of the IG and the Kurdish self-defense groups “Peshmerga”. Border guards fired tear gas, gendarmerie said refugees would not be able to miss them all in Turkey. After that, about a hundred people started throwing stones siloviki. Protesters succeeded in driving from the border, reminiscent of ITAR-TASS.
Later, the border guards managed to establish a pass through the checkpoints of refugees.
“About 45 thousand Syrian Kurds crossed the border through eight checkpoints located between Akchakale and Mursitpinarom, since we on Friday opened the border,” – said Deputy Prime Minister.
Prime Minister of Turkey Ahmet Davutoglu said earlier that he gave orders to the security forces to take all those who need shelter Syrian citizens. “After receiving information about the arrival of four thousand of our Syrian brothers, I gave the necessary orders. Let no one doubt that Turkey will use all its capabilities. Our main task – to provide them with everything necessary in their territory. But if it does not work, we will provide any help, “- said Davutoglu. He added that “the number of refugees could rise, and they will receive in Turkey.”
Mujahideen on Friday caused several artillery strikes located near the border of the Syrian villages. In the villages, which are not yet under the control of the IG, Kurdish troops took up defensive positions and to monitor the situation with weapons at the ready.
It is also reported that Makhmour, where there was the 12000th refugee camp, created by the UN in the late 1990s, has become a “ghost town” after the attacks of the IG. Kurds managed to oust the Islamists from there, but the civilian population in Makhmur not returned.