130, 000 Syrian Refugees Fleeing ISIS to Turkey


Syrian refugees who have reached Turkey in the past 4 days, fleeing the advance of Islamic State militants now totals 130,000, Turkey’s deputy prime minister said Monday.

Numan Kurtulmus said Turkey is prepared for “the worst case scenario” should more refugees stream in.

The refugees have been flooding into Turkey since Thursday, escaping an Islamic State offensive that has pushed the conflict nearly within eyeshot of the Turkish border.

Although the numbers are high, Turkey says it is ready to react and respond to the conflict in Syria, which has pushed more than a million people over the border in the past 3½ years.


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