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Turkey deports 600 Syrian refugees over camp unrest, official says

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Thu, 28 Mar 2013 11:15 GMT
Author: Reuters
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ISTANBUL, March 28 (Reuters) - Turkey has deported at least 600 Syrians staying at a refugee camp near the border after clashes with Turkish military police in a protest over living conditions, a Turkish official said on Thursday.

"These people were involved in yesterday's violence, they were seen by the security cameras in the camp," an official in the camp told Reuters by telephone. "Between 600 and 700 have been deported. The security forces are still looking at the footage, and if they see more they will deport them." (Reporting by Hamdi Istanbullu; Writing by Daren Butler; Editing by Nick Tattersall and Louise Ireland)

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