Turkey: Some 130,000 Kurdish refugees have crossed the border from Syria

The Turkish government said on Monday that the number of Kurdish refugees coming from Syria due to clashes with Islamic State has risen dramatically in the past three days.

It is estimated that at least 130,000 people have crossed the Turkish border as Kurdish fighters clashed with militants from the radical group calling itself Islamic State in northern Syria.

The United Nations stated that this is the largest number of people who have fled Syria in such a short time since the conflict broke out in this country three years ago.

Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said the country is preparing for what he called “the worst case scenario”: the increasing number of Kurdish refugees.