The UN refugee agency says Turkey urgently needs help to care for
130,000 Syrian refugees who have
crossed the border in recent days.
The UNHCR said this was the largest influx in such a short period since the start of the Syrian conflict in 2011.
The Syrian Kurds are fleeing an advance by Islamic State (IS)
militants, who have seized swathes of Iraq and Syria in recent months.
IS fighters are reported to be closing in on the Syrian town of Kobane.
The capture of Kobane, also known as Ayn al-Arabon, would give the jihadists complete control of the area.
Even before the latest influx, Turkey was struggling to cope
with more than a million Syrian refugees who have crossed into its
territory since the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad began
more than three years ago.
Carol Batchelor, the UNHCR's envoy in Turkey, told the BBC
that such high numbers of refugees would place a strain on any host