MIDEAST > Turkey opens border after tension between Syrian Kurds fleeing ISIL and security forces

September 19, 2014 10:55 AM

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MIDEAST > Turkey opens border after tension between Syrian Kurds fleeing ISIL and security forces

Turkish authorities opened the border with Syria on Sept. 19 to let hundreds of Kurds fleeing from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) to cross into Turkey.

"We will take in our brothers fleeing to Anatolia from Syria or any other place without any ethnic or sectarian discrimination," Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu said Sept. 19 during his visit to Azerbaijan. "The entries have started now," he said.

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