Syria unrest: Aid convoy blocked at border
Hundreds of Syrian and foreign activists travelling in convoy have been prevented from entering Syria to deliver aid supplies.
A representative from the group said they would now stage a sit-in on the Turkish side of the border.
Meanwhile, Arab League head Nabil al-Arabi has said that the organisation will “re-think” its observer mission to the strife-torn country next week.
Opposition groups in Syria say 22 people were killed on Thursday.
The UN estimates that more than 5,000 have been killed since the unrest began in March. The Syrian government says it is fighting foreign-backed “terrorists” and that 2,000 soldiers and police have been killed.
It is impossible to verify the claims as access for foreign journalists is severely restricted.
The group prevented from crossing the Turkey-Syria border calls itself the Freedom Convoy. Some 300 activists made the journey with blankets and medicine.
“We want to go to Syria to show to the whole world what is happening,” Moayad Skaif, a 30-year-old Syrian journalist from Qatar told Reuters.
But activists told the BBC that they recognised that their gesture was mainly symbolic and they knew they were unlikely to be allowed into Syria.