Turkey Accused of Firing at Syrian Refugees

Yesterday, the Turkish government denied accusations that Turkish border guards had fired on Syrian refugees in the "safe zone" between Aleppo and the Turkish border. According to Human Rights Watch, a displaced Syrian reported that guards had fired on hundreds of people running from ISIS toward the border walls. Over the past year, Turkey has tightened its borders, building a three-meter high wall to close off the safe zone on the Syrian side of the border. Some claim that this has resulted in Syrians being pushed back into a war zone. 

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Sunday, April 17, 2016