Nearly 2,500 Refugees Have Fled To Turkey From Syria In The Last 24 Hours

A Turkish official said today that nearly 2,500 refugees have fled across the border from Syria into Turkey in the last 24 hours, more than double the highest previous one-day total. The Turkish government was reportedly considering setting up a military buffer zone as early as last June but the Wall Street Journal reported yesterday that Turkey has drawn up plans for refugee safe zones inside Syria “and other aggressive steps to help protect Syrian civilians if violence spikes there.” “The more intense it gets, the more countries like us will have to take more steps,” said Ibrahim Kalin, a top adviser to Turkish Prime Minster Recep Tayyip Erdogan.