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.
Sunday, April 17, 2016