Turkey says 2,400 cross border fleeing Syria

By REUTERS
June 9, 2011 18:07

ABU DHABI - More than 2,400 people have crossed Turkey's borders fleeing violence in northern Syria, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Thursday.

"We have serious concerns about the situation in Syria. Half an hour ago I received exact numbers ... more than 2,400 people have now come to Turkey as refugees," he told reporters at a summit in Abu Dhabi aimed at backing Libya's rebels.

Davutoglu said it was time for Syria to act "more decisively" on political reforms its leader Bashar al-Assad has proposed alongside a bloody crackdown on protests across the country.


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