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Turkish residents refuse to evacuate

10-06-2012 04:28 BJT Special Report:Crisis in Syria |

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Turkish residents on the Syrian border have said they want to stay in their homes, despite warnings from officials.

The Akcakale local government has urged residents to evacuate, after five people died in a mortar attack on the town earlier this week. But representatives in the town have signed a petition against forced evacuation.

They say the situation in Akcakale has been calmer for the past two days, and if things continue in that way, nobody wants to leave. In response to the Akcakale attack, Turkey bombarded Syrian military targets for two days.


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