Cii News| October 29, 2012
The hundreds of thousands of Syrians fleeing the violence in their native land have to cross the Aasi River to get to Turkey.
Refugees climb into a large pot like structure attached to a rope to cross the river, which is perennial in nature.
The pots are then pulled across the river to transport people between the two countries.
Besides boarder patrol at night there is no significant security on the boarder crossing and people are free to cross without any restrictions.
On the Syrian side of the border, hundreds of people come with cars, motor bikes and some even walk to be freed from the oppression.
Preference is given to women and children to cross in to Turkey.
Women had tears in their eyes as they leave Syria alone with no belongings and with memories of dead family members.
In August 2012, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported that the number of registered Syrian refugees had reached over 200,000, exceeding the UNHCR estimate of 185,000 for the entire year