70,000 Syrian Kurds flee into Turkey in 24 hours: UN

AFP , Sunday 21 Sep 2014

As many as 70,000 Syrian Kurds have poured into Turkey since Friday fleeing an offensive by Islamic State jihadists in northeastern Syria, the UN's refugee agency said Sunday.

The UNHCR "is stepping up its response to help Turkey come to the aid of an estimated 70,000 Syrians who crossed into Turkey in the last 24 hours," the agency said in a statement.

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