Photos: 1,30,000 Syrian Kurds flee to Turkey after Islamic State seizes their town [Photos]

Turkish soldiers stand guard as Syrians wait behind the border fences near the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province, on 18 September. Islamic State fighters besieged a Kurdish city in northern Syria on Thursday after seizing 21 villages in a major assault, prompting a call to arms from Kurds in neighbouring Turkey who urged followers to go and help resist the group's advance.

hidden September 23, 2014 15:22:44 IST
Turkish soldiers stand guard as Syrians wait behind the border fences near the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province, on 18 September. Islamic State fighters besieged a Kurdish city in northern Syria on Thursday after seizing 21 villages in a major assault, prompting a call to arms from Kurds in neighbouring Turkey who urged followers to go and help resist the group's advance. Reuters
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Turkish soldiers stand guard as Syrians wait behind the border fences near the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province, on 18 September. Islamic State fighters besieged a Kurdish city in northern Syria on Thursday after seizing 21 villages in a major assault, prompting a call to arms from Kurds in neighbouring Turkey who urged followers to go and help resist the group's advance. Reuters
Syrian Kurds plead guards from behind the fence to to allow them to cross the Turkish border. Several thousand Syrian Kurds began crossing into Turkey on Friday, fleeing Islamic State fighters who advanced into their villages. Reuters
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Syrian Kurds plead guards from behind the fence to to allow them to cross the Turkish border. Several thousand Syrian Kurds began crossing into Turkey on Friday, fleeing Islamic State fighters who advanced into their villages. Reuters
Syrian Kurds cross the border fence into Turkey near Suruc. More than 1,30,000 Syrian Kurds fleeing an advance by Islamic State militants have crossed into Turkey in the past three days and the authorities are preparing for more, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said on Monday. Reuters
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Syrian Kurds cross the border fence into Turkey near Suruc. More than 1,30,000 Syrian Kurds fleeing an advance by Islamic State militants have crossed into Turkey in the past three days and the authorities are preparing for more, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said on Monday. Reuters
Turkish Kurdish protesters clash with Turkish security forces during a pro-Kurdish protest near the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province on 22 September. Reuters
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Turkish Kurdish protesters clash with Turkish security forces during a pro-Kurdish protest near the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province on 22 September. Reuters
Turkish security forces dose with water protestors during a pro-Kurdish protest near the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province on 22 September. Reuters
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Turkish security forces dose with water protestors during a pro-Kurdish protest near the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province on 22 September. Reuters