Turkey has opened its southern border to allow thousands of Syrian Kurds fleeing the ISIL Takfiri group enter the country.
The terrorists have reportedly been closing in on Kurdish communities following the takeover of dozens of villages in Syria’s Kurdish region.
TV footage showed groups of exhausted Syrian Kurds, most of them women and children, crossing into the southeastern Turkish village of Dikmetas on Friday.
Syrian Kurds, fleeing clashes between ISIL and Kurdish fighters in the Kurdish town of Kobane and the surrounding areas, have been massing along the Turkish border since Thursday.
Some 1.5 million Syrian refugees have taken refuge in Turkey in over three years of conflict in Syria. Damascus says Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar support terrorist groups in the region.