More than 130,000 Syrian Kurds fleeing Islamic State crossed into Turkey, official says

By REUTERS
September 22, 2014 10:51

 
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ISTANBUL - More than 130,000 Syrian Kurds fleeing an advance by Islamic State militants have crossed into Turkey in the past three days and the authorities are preparing for more, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said on Monday.

"We are prepared for the worst scenario, which is an influx of hundreds of thousands of refugees," Kurtulmus told reporters in the capital Ankara.

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