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Turkey, West in Standoff Over Syrian Refugees

More than 25,000 Syrian civilians have become the unwitting victims of a standoff between Turkey and Western relief agencies. The Turkish government refuses to admit the refugees, the first in a wave of civilians fleeing an offensive by the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the northern Aleppo countryside.  Turkish officials say their country has reached the limit on the number of Syrian refugees it can admit. In a bid to pressure the government of President Recep...

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