The increasing turmoil in Syria has resulted in more of the populace heading for Turkey. Officials said recently more than 8,500 are living in tent camps set up by Turkish authorities.
Newly arrived Syrian refugees walk to their tents in the Turkish border town of Reyhanli in Hatay province on June 23. Syrian troops massed near the Turkish border, witnesses said on Thursday, raising tensions with Ankara as President Bashar al-Assad uses increasing military force against a popular revolt. Witnesses said hundreds of terrified refugees crossed into Turkey to escape an army assault. Syrian troops stormed the village of Managh, nine miles south of the border and just north of the commercial hub of Aleppo, according to residents. UMIT BEKTAS/REUTERS Buy Photo