Turkey Tightens Border With Syria Amid Terrorism Fears

March 24, 2015 3:36 AM

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Turkey Tightens Border With Syria Amid Terrorism Fears

Turkey partially closed its last two border gates into Syria this month amid fears of an impending terror attack, highlighting Ankara’s difficulties in coping with a humanitarian crisis on its doorstep while trying to stop the flow of foreign jihadists.

The crossings into opposition-held areas of northern Syria were effectively shut two weeks ago, marking a sharp policy reversal for a country that has backed the rebel groups fighting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and taken in nearly 2 million refugees.

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