28 Feb 2020

Turkey says it will not stop migrants from entering Europe


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.