Thousands of Syrian refugees are arriving in Turkey
15 March 2012 Last updated at 12:06 GMT
In the past 12 months, the UN says 8,000 people have been killed in Syria and more than 200,000 have been forced to flee their homes.
Today Turkey has said that in the last 24 hours alone, some 1,000 Syrians have crossed over the border.
The BBC's Jonathan Head is in Hatay on the Turkish border with Syria.