Displaced Iraqi people from the Yezidi community are pictured in a refugee camp near the Turkey-Iraq border at Silopi in Sirnak August 14, 2014. (AFP Photo/Ilyas Akengin)
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Turkey is providing refuge to some 2,000 members of Iraq's Yezidi community who have fled the deadly advance of Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) militants in Iraq, officials said Thursday.Turkey also has plans to build a much larger camp to accommodate around 16,000 Yezidis and other displaced people in the city of Zakho inside Iraq, a few kilometers from the Turkish border, the official said.Deputy Prime Minister Besir Atalay said that Turkey was still working on creating greater capacity to take in more refugees from Iraq.Turkey is already hosting 1.2 million Syrian refugees who have fled more than three years of brutal civil war in their own country, where ISIS is also active.
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