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REYHANLI, Turkey (Reuters) Turkey said on Thursday it might consider backing a zone inside Syria to cope with a flow of refugees across its border that has increased sharply with a Syrian government offensive against rebels in the nearby Idlib region.

Canada Goose Parka Syrian refugees holds up their shoes Canada Goose online during a protest against Syria’s President Bashar al Assad at Reyhanli refugee camp in Hatay province on the Turkish Syrian border March 15, 2012. A government offensive in Syria’s northwest has sharply increased Canada Goose Outlet the flow of refugees into Turkey, with about a thousand crossing in the last 24 hours, Turkish canada goose officials said on Thursday. The numbers fleeing was expected to grow further as long as fighting continued around buy canada goose jacket the town of Idlib, close to the Turkish border, one Turkish official said; but he declined to say how many more Turkey was expecting. REUTERS/Aykut Unlupinar/Anadolu Agency

Canada Goose Outlet Foreign Ministry spokesman Selcuk Canada Goose sale Unal said a thousand refugees had crossed the border in the last 24 hours, fleeing attacks by the forces of President Bashar al Assad. Among them was a general, the seventh top ranking Syrian officer to canada goose uk shop have defected to Turkey.

Canada Goose sale In the Hatay region on Turkey border with Syria, refugees continued to arrive through the day, a steady stream slipping through gaps canada goose clearance sale in the barbed wire fence that divides the two countries. Behind them, a perilous journey through the hills dodging landmines and the Syrian army.

White Turkish minibuses waited by the impromptu border crossing ready to take the refugees, most of them women and children, to nearby camps to join thousands already there. The total number of refugees was estimated at 14,700.

canada goose coats on sale are preparing ourselves for every eventuality, Unal told a news conference. is an expectation the numbers will increase. But we cannot say a number.

basic demand is for the end of the political and security situation that leads to people fleeing, but at the moment we don see such a thing, he said.

canada goose The Syrian government says it is grappling with an insurgency by terrorists and foreign backed militants and denies accusations of brutality against civilian populations.

buy canada goose jacket Syrian refugees stroll at Reyhanli refugee camp in Hatay province on the Canada Goose Coats On Sale Turkish Syrian border March 15, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathon Burch

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Deputy Prime Minister Besir Atalay told NTV television Turkey, which hosts Syrian opposition activists and the rebel Free Syrian Army, was working closely with the Arab League to tackle refugee problems also facing Lebanon and Jordan.

course Turkey has a lot of experience on this matter, about Canada Goose Parka what can be done including the buffer zone which you mentioned. The subject Canada Goose Online you mentioned is among the possible things we will probably work on in the coming period.

Canada Goose Jackets Turkey canada goose uk outlet set up a buffer zone along the border with Iraq during the Gulf War in the early 1990s when tens of thousands headed towards Turkish territory. It has signaled a catastrophic rise in the flow of refugees is one of the few conditions that would make it Canada Goose Jackets consider such a zone.

Some Arab governments, notably Qatar, have advocated establishing an Arab peacekeeping force and arming the rebel Free Syrian Army. Those calls may be repeated at a meeting of Western and Arab states, the of Syria in Istanbul on April 2.

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REBEL cheap Canada Goose ARMY Refugees told harrowing stories of an canada goose store assault on the town of Idlib, where Assad forces turned their attention after a long siege canada goose coats of the city of Homs.

are firing on women and children. The tanks have entered the city and are opening fire on the shops, said a 22 year old man who had just arrived from Idlib and described himself as a fighter in the rebel Free Syrian Army. are seizing the doctors so they cannot treat the wounded.

(government) soldiers are taking the canada goose coats on sale women and children and lining them up in front of them as a human shield. They are setting the shops and homes on fire, said the man who declined to give his name.

canada goose deals FSA has had to withdraw from Idlib for now because they are canada goose black friday sale using women and children, he said. is no food or water there now. No electricity, nothing. I will go back and fight as soon as I get my weapon and ammunition.

canada goose clearance sale One of the camps canada goose inside Turkey, surrounded by high security fences, also houses military defectors. Turkey denies arming the Free Syrian uk canada goose Army rebel force, but analysts say it receives at least logistical and communications support canada goose factory sale from Ankara.

In response to the new flow of refugees, up from about 100 200 a day, Turkey is to open a new camp near the southern town of Kilis next month. It will take a further 10,000 Syrians. Work has also begun uk canada goose outlet on a camp near the eastern end of the border at Ceylanpinar for 20,000 people, canadian goose jacket the official said.

buy canada goose jacket cheap That would bring the total capacity for Syrian refugees to some 45,000.

canada goose store Turkey buy canada goose jacket cheap long courted Syrian President Assad as part of its push for influence in the Middle East, but ditched its ally last year after the government violent suppression of protests and the first wave of refugees began to arrive.

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canada goose black friday sale Additional reporting by Tulay Karadeniz in Ankara; Writing by Jon Hemming; Editing by Robert Woodward.

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