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Syrians seek refuge in Turkey
Thousands are fleeing to Turkey to find refuge from violence as unrest continues in Syria.
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2011 00:48

Thousands of Syrians are streaming into Turkey, escaping a deadly crackdown on pro-democracy protests.

Many of those injured in the violence are now speaking about their ordeal.

The northern town of Jisr al-Shughur has seen much violence in the last week, after a reported mutiny among security forces.

According to latest reports, Syrian helicopters opened fire on protests in the nearby town of Maarat al-Numaan on Friday.

Turkey's support for Damascus may be ebbing, as the prime minister joins other nations in condemning the violence.

Al Jazeera's Anita McNaught reports from Yayladagi on the southern Turkey-Syria border.

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