A Turkish soldier stands by as a group of Syrians wait inside Syria for the authorization to enter Turkey near the Turkish village of Guvecci in Hatay province, Turkey, which borders Syria Thursday, June 9, 2011. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
June 9, 2011 8:58:24 AM PDT
By SELCAN HACAOGLU AND BASSEM MROUE Associated Press
GUVECCI, Turkey - June 9, 2011 --
Syrian troops encircled a restive northern town on Thursday, an activist said, and hundreds of people fled through a single escape route into Turkey to escape days of violence.