Turkish villages give Syrian Kurds shelter, hope

October 28, 2014 12:32 PM

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Just eight families used to inhabit this small hamlet jutting into no-man's land on the Turkish-Syrian border, eking out a living from the land, living in mud-brick houses yards away from Turkish army lookout posts.

Now, as thick black smoke rises from the besieged Kurdish Syrian town of Kobani in the distance, the village's population has more than doubled.

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