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Syrian refugees in Turkey camp

Saturday, June 18, 2011 - 01:06

June 18 - Thousands of Syrians make new, temporary homes in Turkish refugee camp after fleeing violence. Jessica Gray reports.

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Syrian children praise God in a Turkish refugee camp. But their chants quickly become angry as they call for Syria's president to step down. Others bide their time in tents set up in long rows on the outskirts of Turkey's Hatay province. This footage was taken at a camp on Saturday in a rare opportunity for media to see refugee life here. Almost 10,000 Syrians have fled to Turkey in the wake of a bloody government crackdown on protesters. Many continue to flee towns bordering Turkey as government forces use tanks and artillery fire to regain control of the country. Protest organisers say President Bashar al-Assad's bloody campaign is responsible for the deaths of 1,300 civilians since mid-March. Jessica Gray, Reuters

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Syrian refugees in Turkey camp

Saturday, June 18, 2011 - 01:06