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EXC.:Turkey prevents Kurds from fighting ISIL

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Turkey has kept its border closed to prevent Syrian Kurdish refugees from returning to the city of Kobani to fight the ISIL terrorists there, Press TV reports.
The Syrian Kurdish refugees remain resolute to help the Kurds in Syria and other Kurdish regions along Turkey’s border fighting against the Takfiri group. They, however, say that Turkish authorities prevent them from joining the Kurdish fighters.
“We want to help the people there but the border is closed. The humanitarian situation of the Kurds is not good there,” Huseyin Gugor, from Kurdish Freedom and Democracy Party, told Press TV.
Turkish Kurds accuse Ankara of being sympathetic toward the militants belonging to the ISIL Takfiri group.
“Most of the ISIL members are passing through Turkey,” Gugor said, adding that the militants enter Kurdistan region via Turkey.
“If it wants, Turkey can provide peace in this region. But it does not,” he further noted.
The Syrian Kurds fleeing clashes between ISIL and Kurdish fighters in the Kurdish city of Kobani and the surrounding areas have been massing along the Turkish border since September 18.
Following the incident, Turkish authorities decided to temporarily shut down the border, forcing the Kurdish refugees to be stranded on the Syrian side of the volatile frontier. More recently, however, as the refugees were allowed in, Turkey has faced a rise in the number of the Kurdish refugees entering its soil. According to the United Nations on Monday, over 130,000 Kurdish refugee entered Turkey within three days.
Quoting Turkish government officials and media reports, The New York Times reported on Monday that Turkey is one of the biggest sources of foreign fighters for the Takfiri group, which has captured large swathes of land in Iraq and Syria.
The ISIL has captured nearly 60 Kurdish villages around the city of Kobani in Aleppo’s countryside, located in northwestern Syria.

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