A group of Syrians waits to cross the border near the Turkish village of Guvecci on June 8. About 1,050 Syrian refugees, including more than 30 wounded in clashes in northern Syria, have already arrived in Turkey, which shares a 520-mile border with Syria, authorities said. Ismihan Ozguven/Anatolian/AP
Syrians wait for authorization from soldiers to cross the border near Guvecci, Turkey, on June 9. Burhan Ozbilici/AP
Syrians wait to enter Turkey on June 9. Hundreds of Syrians fled to Turkey as elite Syrian troops moved to encircle a restive town ahead of a possible assault, sharply escalating the upheaval that threatens the 40-year regime led by President Bashar Assad. Burhan Ozbilici/AP
A refugee camp has been set up in the Turkish border town of Yayladagi, seen here on June 8. Erdal Turkoglu/Anatolian/Reuters
Children walk beside tents in a refugee camp in Yayladagi, Turkey, on June 9. A total of 1,050 people have crossed the border from Syria to Turkey in the last 24 hours, state-run Anatolian news agency said. Osman Orsal/Reuters
Syrians settle in to life in a refugee camp in Yayladagi, Turkey, on June 9. Osman Orsal/Reuters
Refugees walk behind the fence of a refugee camp in Yayladagi, Turkey, on June 9. Osman Orsal/Reuters
A child stands behind the fence of a refugee camp in Yayladagi, Turkey, on June 9. Osman Orsal/Reuters
Refugees are seen behind the fence of a refugee camp in Yayladagi, Turkey, on June 9. Osman Orsal/Reuters
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses his party members in Ankara, Turkey, on June 8. Mr. Erdogan said that his country will accept the Syrian refugees who are fleeing violence in their country, but urged Syria to end the unrest. AP
The United Nations will once again meet to try to broker a peace deal as the situation in Syria continues to deteriorate.
Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times /
June 27, 2012
With a new warning that strife-torn Syria confronts a “catastrophic” fate, the United Nations said Wednesday it will convene an emergency session Saturday in a bid to salvage a faltering, U.N.-brokered peace plan that has failed to halt the nation’s slide toward civil war.