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A Turkish soldier helps young Syrian refugees clear the barbed wire fence at a border crossing near Reyhanli, Turkey, earlier this year. The number of Syrian refugees living in border camps in Turkey is now estimated at 80,000, and Turkey says that is close to its maximum capability for providing them shelter. (Associated Press)

A Turkish soldier helps young Syrian refugees clear the barbed wire fence at a border crossing near Reyhanli, Turkey, earlier this year. The number of Syrian refugees living in border camps in Turkey is now estimated at 80,000, and Turkey says that is close to its maximum capability for providing them shelter. (Associated Press)

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