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September 22, 2014

Syrian Kurdish refugees flooding into Turkey

At least 130,000 refugees have poured into Turkey over the past three days, escaping an Islamic State offensive in Syria. On Friday, Turkey reopened its border but forces fired tear gas and water cannon at hundreds of Kurdish protesters who accuse Ankara of favoring Islamic State against the Kurds. --Thea Breite (20 photos total)

Syrian refugees gather at the border in Suruc, Turkey, late Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. (AP)

Syrian Kurdish children were not happy when they were told they were not allowed to bring their goats across the border. September 20, 2014. (Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images) #

Turkish soldiers stand guard as a Syrian refugee boy carries his belongings at the border in Suruc, Turkey, late Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. (AP) #

Syrian Kurds wait near Syria border at the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province, on September 20, 2014. (Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images) #

A Syrian Kurdish girl looks at the Turkish police as she crosses the border between Turkey and Syria near the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province, on September 20, 2014. (Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images) #

A Syrian Kurdish refugee waits after crossing the border near the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province, on September 21, 2014. (Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images) #

Syrian Kurdish children wait after crossing the border near the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province, on September 20, 2014. (Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images) #

An elderly Syrian Kurd woman sleeps in her wheelchair after she crossed the border between Syria and Turkey near the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province, on September 20, 2014. (Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images) #

A Syrian Kurdish child holds a glass of water after he crossed the border between Syria and Turkey near the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province, on September 20, 2014.(Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images) #

A Syrian Kurd carries an elderly woman after crossing the border between Syria and Turkey near the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province, on September 20, 2014. (Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images) #

A Turkish soldier kisses Syrian Kurdish children in Sanliurfa province, on September 20, 2014, after they crossed the border between Syria and Turkey near the southeastern town of Suruc. (Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images) #

Syrian Kurds wait next to their animals as they stand behind a fence, on the Syrian border in the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province, on September 21, 2014. (Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images) #

Syrians within a group of refugees wait near the Turkish-Syrian border after fleeing Syria, near Sanliurfa, Turkey, 21 September 2014. (Ulas Yunus Tosun/EPA) #

Kurdish protesters throw stones at Turkish soldiers during clashes near the Syrian border after Turkish authorities temporarily closed the border at the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province, on September 21, 2014.(Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images) #

Masked Turkish Kurdish protesters at a protest near the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province September 22, 2014. Syrian Kurds battled to defend a key border town from an Islamic State advance on Monday as Kurdish youths from neighboring Turkey rushed to their aid, heightening the pressure on Ankara to act against the Islamist insurgents. (Murad Sezer/Reuters) #

Turkish soldiers stand guard on the Turkish-Syrian border near the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province September 22, 2014. (Murad Sezer/Reuters) #

of Syrian refugees continue to arrive at the border in Suruc, Turkey, Monday, Sept. 22, 2014. (Burhan Ozbilici/AP) #

A Syrian refugee carries blankets and pillows in front of a shelter near the Turkish-Syrian border after fleeing Syria, near Sanliurfa, Turkey, 22 September 2014. (Sedat Suna/EPA) #

Syrian refugees lie in the courtyard of a factory near the Turkish-Syrian border after fleeing Syria, near Sanliurfa, Turkey, 22 September 2014. (Sedat Suna/EPA) #

Syrian refugee children sleep in the ruins of a house near the Turkish-Syrian border after fleeing Syria, near Sanliurfa, Turkey, 22 September 2014. (Sedat Suna/EPA) #

 
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