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Some 1,000 Syrians, including a general that defected from the Syrian army, have crossed into Turkey in the last 24 hours and more are expected, a Turkish official said on Thursday.
Selçuk Ünal, the spokesman for the Turkish Foreign Ministry, said the number of Syrian refugees in Turkey was 13,700 as of Wednesday. “As of this morning, 14,700 Syrians are in our country. These figures show how serious the situation is,” he said at a news briefing. “This number is expected to increase. We are preparing ourselves for every possibility.”
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