The number of Syrian refugees crossing the border to Turkey continues to mount as the uprsing in Syria drags on. The crisis is taking a heavy toll in both countries.
Turkey has cleaned up its human rights record, but activists say abuses still abound.
Syria's civil war leaves refugees with indelible scars that close the door to returning until a new Syria emerges. Cengiz Abdullah has fled Syria carrying memories of the war in his cellphone.
At least 110,000 Syrians have so far fled to camps in Turkey, Lebanon, Iraq and Jordan.
As the conflict rages in Syria, refugees flood into Turkey.
Syrian refugees pour into Turkey in desperate need of housing and medical care. Across the region, the need for support for the refugees has grown, but few have answered the call for help.
Experts agree that international intervention in Libya saved lives but that isn't happening in Syria—"a multi-sectarian, multiethnic cauldron" that defies easy resolution.
Protests in Syria, and the government's response, have resulted in the death of thousands. Business people, religious and political leaders, and ordinary Syrians share their views on the unrest.
Rami Makhlouf is the owner of the successful cell phone company Syriatel—and cousin of President Bashar al-Assad. That relation has made the businessman and his company the target of Syrian protesters.
After months of protests, many see a new Syria emerging. However, amid the escalating violence and economic hardship, much of the population is worried about the future.
Religious minorities make up 26 percent of Syria's 22.5 million citizens. Many of them fear persecution if President Bashar al Assad regime is toppled.
Ordinary Syrians are feeling the impact of the country's political upheaval, declining economy and mounting international sanctions. Reese Erlich shares images that speak to their hardships.