Erdogan: Turkey will not stop refugees from Syria seeking to enter Europe
Turkish authorities have decided not to stop Syrian refugees who seek to enter Europe by sea or land.
The Turkish police, coast guard and border crossings were instructed to remain inactive in the event of a flow of refugees from Syria.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has repeatedly threatened the EU to open doors for refugees in Europe. So, in October last year, the Turkish leader promised to do this if Brussels calls Ankara’s operation in Syria “Source of Peace” military. And in early November, Erdogan said that Ankara will have to open the doors to Europe for Syrian refugees if the EU does not help Turkey in their deployment.
After a sharp escalation of the confrontation between Damascus and Ankara in the Middle East, when 33 Turkish soldiers died after an air strike by Bashar Asmad, Turkish President Recep Erdogan announced that he would no longer hold back the flow of refugees who were trying to get to Europe. And he kept his word.
Turkish TV already published some photos of Syrian refugees who go to Greece after the Turkish authorities decided not to disturb them.