Harrowing images show desperate Syrian refugees break through fence to Turkish territories to escape Isis

Photos show men, women and children climbing barbed wire fence

Siobhan Fenton
Monday 15 June 2015 14:56
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A Turkish man carries his child across the border (Photo: BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images)
A Turkish man carries his child across the border (Photo: BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images)

Thousands of desperate refugees are seen clambering through broken fences in a bid to enter Turkey as they flee from Isis forces in Syria in a harrowing set of images.

Syrians fleeing fighting between Isis and Kurdish forces made the dramatic journey at the Akcakale border in order to cross into Turkish territories.

Men, women and children mounted fences topped with barbed wire at the border.

Babies who were too young to walk were lifted by desperate parents through the crowds.

A Syrian man passes his newborn child over the border (Photo: BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images)
Turkey has taken in some 1.8 million Syrian refugees since the conflict erupted in 2011 (Photo: BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images)
Thousands of refugees fled Syria as Isis violence continues (Photo: BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images)
Men struggle through the wire fences (Photo: BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images)
A woman clutches her child as she enters Turkish territory (Photo: BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images)
A family flee amid the scrum through broken fences (Photo: BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images)

Turkey has taken in some 1.8 million Syrian refugees, since the conflict erupted in 2011.

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