Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Yalcin Akdogan said on Monday that 3,120 Syrians crossed into Turkey in the last three days, as Russian air strikes and Bashar al Assad’s regime continues to pound the Turkmen Mountain region.
Suriye'deki vahşetten kaçarak son üç günde Hatay'dan ülkemize sığınan kardeşlerimizin sayısı akşam itibariyle 3.120 oldu.
— Yalçın Akdoğan (@Y_Akdogan) January 31, 2016
Russian jets destroyed a number of Turkmen shelters and ammunition stores in the rural Syrian town of Bayirbucak in mid-November, and Assad’s top ally further intensified attacks in December.
Meanwhile, thousands of Turkmen civilians have been forced to flee their homes in Aleppo and Hama due to the ongoing violence.
Russia began its aerial campaign in Syria on September 30 to support its ally, Syrian regime leader Assad.
The monitoring group Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported on Saturday that Russian air strikes have killed nearly 1,400 civilians in Syria.
The Syrian civil war has claimed more than 260,000 lives since it started in 2011, according to the SOHR.
Turkey hosts more than 2.5 million Syrian refugees who have fled the raging conflict in their country.
Last week, Akdogan said, as of January 28, there were 9,416 Turkmens that fled the Bayirbucak area and came into the country.