Turkey confirms 2,800 new refugees have crossed border

June 2015
Journal of Turkish Weekly;6/15/2015, p72
The article reports on the 2,800 Syrian refugees who have crossed into Turkey via the southern Akcakale border gate in order to escape the civil war between Kurdish forces and Daesh rebels around the Syrian town of Tel Abyad. Data presented indicate the number of civilians from adjacent villages and towns who have crossed the Turkish border and the impact of the YPG, the military arm of the Syrian Democratic Union Party (PYD), on demographics in the Syrian districts of Tel Abyad and al-Hasakah.


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