UNHCR: Syrian refugees in Turkey could top 200,000.

By bne IntelliNews August 29, 2012
The UN refugee agency UNCHR said yesterday that the number of Syrians crossing the border into Turkey had increased dramatically. UNHCR's chief spokesperson, Melissa Fleming detailed that up to 5,000 people have been reaching the borders every day over the past two weeks and in the past 24 hours, over 3,000 Syrians are reported to have crossed into Turkey, with a further 7,000 expected to cross in the coming days. The number of Syrian refugees in Turkey could reach 200,000, Fleming told Reuters. There are more than 70,000 Syrian refugees in several camps in Turkey. Meanwhile, the National Security Council, chaired by President Abdullah Gul, met yesterday to discuss developments in Syria and the increased PKK attacks. The statement released after the meeting read that Turkey would not allow any terrorist organisation to exploit the situation in Syria while Turkeys support for the Syrian opposition was reiterated. The council also said security forces will continue to fight terrorism with determination. On a related note, energy minister Taner Yildiz said that oil flow resumed through the Kirkuk-Yumurtalik pipeline following an explosion earlier this week. The authorities said the terrorist organisation PKK was responsible for the explosion. The PKK targets the oil and natural pipelines, causing minor damages.

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