A Syrian woman carries her children near their makeshift refugee camp at the mountains of the city of Afrin, on the Syria-Turkey border, on March 28, 2013
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Syria crisis: Refugees head for Turkey

The Turkish government has been one of the most vocal critics of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad since early on in the uprising.

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu told Turkey's Milliyet newspaper that the country was ready to join an international coalition for action against Syria even in the absence of agreement at the UN Security Council.

Thousands of Syrians are now heading to to Turkey to seek sanctuary.

James Reynolds reports from the Turkish border with Syria.

  • 30 Aug 2013
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