The number of Syrian refugees in Turkey has nearly doubled over the past two months to more than 80,000 and this weekend Turkey begun temporarily holding thousands of people on the border while they scrambled to erect shelters.
“On the one hand, for the sake of our brotherhood with
the Syrians we want to carry out our humanitarian duty, but there is a
burden brought about by the numbers. This burden must be shared by the
international community,” Davutoglu said.
In total, more than 200,000 Syrians have fled to
neighbouring countries since the start of the conflict, already
surpassing a U.N. year-end estimate of 185,000, and Turkey, which is housing the biggest number, is frustrated at what it sees as a sluggish international response.