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Turkey: Closing border crossings with Syria will put lives in jeopardy

Headline Title:  Turkey: Closing border crossings with Syria will put lives in jeopardy 22 September 2014 The Turkish authorities must ensure that the country’s borders are kept open to those fleeing conflict and human rights abuses in Syria and Iraq, said Amnesty International. Turkey began to close some of its border crossings with Syria after 130,000 Kurdish refugees poured into the country in recent days fleeing the advance of the armed group that calls itself the Islamic State (IS). “The latest influx of refugees has undoubtedly placed even further strain on Turkey’s…

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