Syrian refugees put Turkey under severe strain

Refugees fleeing the Syrian civil war find sanctuary in Turkey (photo:dpa)
Refugees fleeing the Syrian civil war find sanctuary in Turkey (photo:dpa)

Turkey is battling to keep control of the growing number of Syrian refugees crossing into its territory. The relationship between Turks and Syrians is complex, with routes going far back into history. But tensions between refugees and local residents are rising, as Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan loses support over the way he is handling the crisis. The threat of instability is becoming more real.

<i>Turkey's government had no choice, because of geographic, historic, and humanitarian reasons, but to allow Syrian refugees to enter. The Syrian refugee population has grown to more than 500,000 people, with half of them finding shelter and care in refugee camps and others ...

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