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Turkey opens doors to Syrian refugees as at least 120 arrive

Prime minister Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey will not turn away refugees fleeing unrest in the Arab country

Turkey opens doors to Syrian refugees as at least 120 arrive
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses the media at his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) headquarters in Ankara, on June 8, 2011 (AFP/Getty Images)
Turkey opens doors to Syrian refugees as at least 120 arrive
Syrian refugees who fled from Syria to Turkey leave the Yayladagi Turkish Red Crescent refugee camp by bus, near the Turkish city of Hatay, on June 8, 2011 (AFP/Getty Images)
Turkey opens doors to Syrian refugees as at least 120 arrive
Syrian refugees wait to enter Turkey on the border with Syria, on June 8, 2011 near the Turkish city of Hatay. Turkey will not close its doors to refugees fleeing the repression in Syria, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday as he expressed his sadness about unrest across the border (AFP/Getty Images)
Turkey opens doors to Syrian refugees as at least 120 arrive
Syrian refugee children play on June 8, 2011 at the Turkish Red Crescent camp in the Yayladagi district of Turkish city of Hatay, two kilometers from the Syrian border. Another 160 followed on June 8, bringing to at least 550 the number to enter the country in recent days (AFP/Getty Images)
Turkey opens doors to Syrian refugees as at least 120 arrive
This picture taken on June 8, 2011 shows tents set up by the Turkish Red Crescent, where Syrians were expected to be transported to, in the town of Yayladagi, a few kilometers from the Syrian border. About 60 Syrians, among them three wounded, crossed to Turkey, bringing to some 450 the number of people taking refuge in the country, an AFP reporter witnessed (AFP/Getty Images)
Turkey opens doors to Syrian refugees as at least 120 arrive
Syrian refugees leave on minibuses on June 8, 2011 the Yayladagi Turkish Red Crescent camp near the Turkish city of Hatay. Turkish security forces were seen escorting the group farther into Turkish territory, where two ambulances waited on stand-by (AFP/Getty Images)
Turkey opens doors to Syrian refugees as at least 120 arrive
Syrian refugees walk beside tents at the Turkish Red Crescent camp in the Yayladagi district of Turkey, close to the city of Hatay, two kms from the Syrian border (AFP/Getty Images)
Turkey opens doors to Syrian refugees as at least 120 arrive
Syrian refugees wait to enter Turkey at the border with Syria on June 8, 2011 near the Turkish city of Hatay (AFP/Getty Images)
Turkey opens doors to Syrian refugees as at least 120 arrive
Syrian refugees walk beside tents at the Turkish Red Crescent camp in the Yayladagi district of Turkey, close to the city of Hatay, two kms from the Syrian border, on June 8, 2011 (AFP/Getty Images)
Turkey opens doors to Syrian refugees as at least 120 arrive
Syrian refugees leave on a bus on June 8, 2011 the Yayladagi Turkish Red Crescent camp near the Turkish city of Hatay (AFP/Getty Images)