Rally in Deir Baalba in Syria, November 2011
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1735 GMT: Syria. Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan has told thousands of Syrian refugees that their country is preparing for a "sacred birth" replacing President Assad with the will of the people: "We can see very clearly that God's help is close. Don't forget victory comes to those who are patient."
Erdogan stood next to Moaz Al-Khatib, the head of the Syrian opposition National Coalition.
Refugee camps in Turkey host 150,000 Syrians who have fled the conflict.