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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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US Observer

6/13/2012 9:56:21 PM

Hold up, how is the U.S. and EU sending weapons to Syria? That is not true. Syria is Russias biggest arms buyer, or one of them. They are not suppressing the people with American weapons, its Russians. Otherwise I agree with you.

Turk Uzan

6/13/2012 8:55:14 PM

The reason Gaddafi was murdered was because he wanted to change to a gold currency and start selling oil for gold. Anyone can research the living conditions in his country and will be amazed. Assad is bombing cities with helicopters, many news outlets have pictures of new missiles Assad uses to compliment his mortar fire. Hundreds are dying while we do nothing, his men tie up children and shoot them up close! I don;t think Assads forces dare to cross the border though, that's suicide

Turk Uzan

6/13/2012 8:50:50 PM

@Blue Dotterel, how delusional are you? For months we have had a huge increase in PKK activity 90% was from Syria. Especially the bigger attacks that cost many lives. The gendarmerie station/prison during last Ramadan for example. I think time for intervention is long due. I was against what they did to Assad, because even if he was a dictator, he could be classified as a good one. He wasn't perfect but nowhere as horrid as Assad. So WHY isn't the world doing anything?!

mevlut erdem

6/13/2012 5:36:08 PM

Only 3 countries in the world support Assad and you talking about terrorism? Wake up or do you want to see more children used as shields?

mevlut erdem

6/13/2012 5:30:47 PM

So,Russia can send arms to syria and Turkey cant? What kind a deal is that? USA,China,Russia,Iran,EU sending weapons to Syria and you both(stern fred,blue dotterel)talking about Turkey. Is it because you hate Turkey or is it because you worry about Syria? If you make accusations,do that to the current gouvernment and not the country.

Rimon Tree

6/13/2012 3:28:42 PM

@ blue Dotterel Unfortunately they support terrorism even in their own country - IHH! And then send it to other countries as if those countries didn't have enough to fight against terror towards them!

Blue Dotterel

6/13/2012 10:54:48 AM

Turkey's support of Syrian insurgents is the main threat to Turkey's security. Stop supporting terrorism in neighboring countries!
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