Turkey Closes Border to Syrian Refugees Fleeing ISIL


The Syrian refugees, escaping from ISIL attacks in the bordering areas, faced with Turkish border guards’ tear gas and shooting.

Thousands of displaced Syrians amassed at the frontier were pushed away by the Turkish security forces by water cannons, tear gas and warning shots.

Officials said Turkey had taken in over 13,500 refugees escaping the fighting in recent days, but Turkish police and soldiers did not allow anyone through on Saturday.

By late Saturday evening many Syrians were preparing to spend the night by the border fence, as the black flag of the ISIL could still be seen flying over the town of Tal Abyad.

Turkey is a key backer of the terrorists who fight against the Syrian people and the government of President Bashar al-Assad.

The international community has for long been critical of Turkey over its provision of assistance to Takfiri terrorists waging war in Syria.

Meanwhile, newly-surfaced video footage has corroborated widespread assertions that the Turkish government’s intelligence agency has been ensuring ISIL terrorists safe passage into Syria.

The center-left Turkish daily, Cumhuriyet, integrated the videos in a Thursday report implicating the National Intelligence Organization (MİT) in assisting the notorious Takfiri group.

Cumhuriyet had also posted a video on its website on May 29, purportedly showing trucks belonging to Turkey’s intelligence agency carrying weapons to the Takfiri terrorist groups operating in Syria.

The Turkish opposition group, the People’s Democratic Party (HDP), has called for an immediate end to Ankara’s support for terrorists in Syria.

Selahattin Demirtas, HDP’s co-leader, has noted that the move would be the key to restore the foreign relations of the new Turkish government to normal state.