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Turkey says that Syrian conflict could spill over its borders as the number of Syrian refugees in Turkey increased to more than 29,000.

Deputy Foreign Minister Naci Koru told state-run TRT television Wednesday that "we are disturbed by the possibility that it could spread to us." Koru did not comment on accusations by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton that Moscow was sending attack helicopters to Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime but said Syrian conflict is an issue that "concerns our security." Koru said 1,400 more Syrian refugees arrived in the past two days increasing the total number to more than 29,000.

June/13/2012

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