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28 Feb 2020

Turkey says it will not stop migrants from entering Europe

Correspondent

The Turkish government says it will no longer actively stop refugees trying to cross its borders with Europe – in an apparent bid to get support behind its operations in north-west Syria.

Last night at least 33 Turkish soldiers were killed in an airstrike – they’d been deployed in Idlib province to support Syrian rebels, battling a major Russian-backed Syrian government offensive.

And that’s led to almost a million refugees fleeing towards Turkey.