Thousands of refugees escaping Hasakah enter Turkey

Nearly 3,000 refugees escaping from fight in northern Syria enter Turkey

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Photo by: AA

Updated Jul 28, 2015

Nearly 3,000 Syrian refugees escaping from violence have entered Turkey as ISIS advances in northeastern Rasulayn district of city of Hasakah fighting with Bashar al Assad regime forces.

Minister of Customs and Trade of Turkey, Nurettin Canikli, said the number of the Syrians, who entered Turkey escaping from the war in Rasulayn district, have reached 3,000 so far.

He said Turkey keeps its door open for anyone who shelter in and who asks for help from Turkey.

‘’I think, the people have been sent to Turkey to be protected from being aggrieved in the conflicts in terms of safety,’’ Canikli told Anadolu Agency.

He added the number of the Syrians, who will come to Turkey due to the intensifying conflicts, will increase a few.

Cuma Gavas, one of the refugees, told the reporters “Lots of people lost their lives as warplanes bomb el Aziz village in Hasakah. After it, armed groups asked us to leave the region,’’ adding Turkey has extended a helpful hand to them.

Over 220,000 Syrians have died since 2011, while over 7 million have been externally displaced, mainly residing in Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon and Egypt.

TRTWorld and agencies