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Nearly 700 Syrians ‘flee to Turkey in one day’

Nearly 700 Syrian refugees poured into Turkey in 24 hours, bringing to more than 24,000 the total who have sought safety in the neighbouring country, a Turkish official said Saturday. More than 9,000 people have died in Syria in more than a year of unrest, according to UN figures, as…

France risks Turkey anger with genocide law vote

French senators vote Monday on a bill to outlaw denial of theArmenian genocide, a move that a furious Turkey has vowed it would punish with “permanent” sanctions if it is passed into law. The French lower house drew a first wave of Turkish ire last month, when it approved the bill which…