Syrians flee to Turkey as Syria plants mines on border
Around 1,000 Syrian refugees including a Defecting General, have crossed into Turkey in the last 24 hours, the foreign ministry said today, the one-year anniversary of the Syrian revolt.
Ankara, the Capital of Turkey accused the Syrian leadership of planting landmines near its border with Turkey along routes used by refugees fleeing the deadly crackdown on dissent. Some of the refugees have gone to Lebanon in Syria because it is safer for them to live there.
Kurds mainly live in the mountains but have been forced to move out and travel to Turkey to find a place to live. Turkey have protected them for years and they have taken in refugees from Syria and Iraq but some have left to go back to Iraq because they think it is safer than Turkey.
Turkey is building refugee camps for them and some refugees are going to Iran for more and better places to live.