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Turkey monitoring Syria border closely
ByJPOST.COM STAFF
June 25, 2011 14:41
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu tells 'Hurriyet' that he has great concerns over troops at border; has shared worries with Syria.
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Turkey's government is very worried about a Syrian tank presence on its border and is watching the situation closely, the Turkish Hurriyet reported Saturday.

Hurriyet quoted Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu as telling reporters he had shared his “concerns and thoughts about the situation” with his Syrian counterpart.



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Davutoğlu told Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem that Turkey was skeptical of Syria's claims that troops and tanks were massing at the border solely in a bid to catch terrorists. He reminded reporters that the majority of Syrians he had encountered in border camps were civilians, not soldiers, a great many of whom were women and children.

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The Turkish foreign minister said the flood of Syrian refugees crossing into Turkey was directly caused by the actions of Syria's government, who have been carrying out a bloody crackdown for months against protesters raging against Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime.
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