Feb 10

Now that the Syrian army, with help from Russia, is taking back Syria, “Syrian refugees” are fleeing to Europe?


Turkey fears new influx of up to 600,000 Syrian refugees (The Times of Israel):

Ankara says current objective is to keep wave of people on other side of its borders, provide needed aid there

NKARA, Turkey — The Turkish government fears that fierce fighting in Syria’s Aleppo province will spark the arrival of up to 600,000 refugees at its border in a “worst case scenario”, Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said Monday.

“The worst-case scenario that could happen in this region in the short term would be a new influx of 600,000 refugees at the Turkish frontier,” Kurtulmus told journalists following a cabinet meeting.

 The clashes in the north of Aleppo province — sparked by a week-long government assault with Russian air support — have displaced tens of thousands of people.

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