This file picture taken on October 4, 2014 shows Turkish soldiers checking the Syrian border in the southeastern town of Suruc, Sanliurfa province. AFP PHOTO / BULENT KILIC
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Around 1,500 members of Syria's Turkmen minority have fled to the Turkish border to escape renewed fighting in the northwest of the country, a Turkish official said Sunday.Turkey says it has taken in a total of 2.2 million refugees from Syria's four-year civil war and still maintains an "open door policy" while warning its capacity to take more is limited.The Turkmen are a Turkic-speaking ethnic minority who live alongside Arab and Kurdish populations and have traditionally had uneasy relations with the Syrian regimes of Bashar Assad and his late father Hafez.
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