Turks flee as Syrian civil war closes in
It was said at least 1,000 people fled villages near the border town of Ceylanpinar.
The Syrian air force maintained its attacks of Ras al-Ayn, the Syrian town that touches on Ceylanpinar and is divided from it by a wire fence.
As Turkish jets circled the area, Ismet Yilmaz, the defence minister, ordered the air force to be prepared to retaliate in case of Syrian regime incursions. (© Daily Telegraph, London)