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Turkey fires teargas at relatives of fleeing Syrians as they mass at border

Turkish security forces fired tear gas and water cannons on Sunday to disperse relatives of refugees fleeing violence from Islamic State militants in northern Syria

Tensions rose on the Turkish side of the border in Sanliurfa province after people reportedly failed to heed warnings not to get too close to the border.

Authorities temporarily closed the crossing as refugees piled on the Syrian side of the frontier.

Security forces in riot gear were pelted with stones by relatives who had gathered to welcome the refugees. They responded with tear gas and water cannon.

Tens of thousands of Syrian Kurds have crossed into Turkey in recent days, fleeing the advance of militant fighters who have seized dozens of villages close to the border.

The UN refugee agency says some 70,000 Syrians have crossed into Turkey in the past 24 hours.

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