45,000 Syrian Kurds enter Turkey: Deputy PM

Some 45,000 Syrian Kurds fleeing clashes with Islamic State (IS) militants have entered Turkey a day after Ankara opened up its border, Turkey`s deputy prime minister said on Saturday. 

Istanbul: Some 45,000 Syrian Kurds fleeing clashes with Islamic State (IS) militants have entered Turkey a day after Ankara opened up its border, Turkey`s deputy prime minister said on Saturday. 

"As of now, 45,000 Syrian Kurds have crossed the border and entered the Turkish soil from eight entrance points," Numan Kurtulmus told reporters.

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