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Turkey: Escalating tension along the border

Ever since Turkish armed forces retaliated against the rain of Syrian shells and mortars on Turkish soil, tensions along the border have continued to escalate. Many in the border region fear the Syrian civil war may become a regional conflict.

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Hundreds of thousands of Turkish residents and Syrian refugees in the area are now seeking refuge in Turkey’s interior. Foreign tourists are also cancelling trips to the country.