Middle East

In pictures: Syria refugees at Turkey border

About 35,000 Syrians are waiting on the Turkish border opposite Kilis after fleeing a Syrian government offensive on rebel-held positions near Aleppo.

Turkey says the refugees are receiving food and shelter inside Syria and there is no need yet to allow them to cross.

Turkey already hosts the largest number of Syrian refugees - at least 2.5 million.

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Image caption The Turkish border has remained closed to thousands of Syrian refugees
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Image caption About 35,000 Syrians have gathered at the border at Kilis
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Image caption Many have brought belongings with them
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Image caption Turkey says there is currently no need to let the Syrians cross the border
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Image caption Many of the Syrians are being accommodated in camps at Bab al-Salam
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Image caption Turkey has been providing the refugees with food, shelter and blankets inside Syrian territory
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Image caption Aid trucks and ambulances are being allowed to cross from Turkey into Syria
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Image caption Some wounded Syrians have been allowed into Turkey for medical treatment