More than 130,000 Syrian Kurds have fled to Turkey: minister

ANKARA: More than 130,000 Syrian Kurds have fled across the border into Turkey, escaping an advance by Islamic State terrorists, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said on Monday.
“The number of Syrians has passed 130,000,” he told reporters in Ankara, warning that the number would likely rise. IS extremists have seized dozens of villages in the past week as they advance on the town of Ain al-Arab, called Kobane in Kurdish, near the border.