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Turkey: 130,000 Syrian Kurds Have Crossed Border Fleeing Islamic State

Turkish officials say more than 130,000 Syrian Kurds have crossed into Turkey since late last week in order to flee an advance by Islamic State militants. Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said Monday the government is expecting the number to rise, and is prepared for "the worst case scenario." Turkey has already taken in about 850,000 Syrian refugees since a civil war began there in March 2011. Some 300,000 of them have arrived this year. The latest influx has come as...

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