Turkish VP: Turkey isn't bluffing about opening borders with Europe for Syrian refugees
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 6
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Turkey is not bluffing about opening the borders with Europe for Syrian refugees, Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay said, Trend reports on September 6 referring to Turkish media.
He stressed that Turkey is not obliged to keep Syrian refugees in its territory for Europe’s safety.
“Turkey will no longer deter Syrian refugees who intend to enter Europe,” Oktay added.
Earlier, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that if the West does not contribute to the creation of a security zone in northern Syria, Ankara will open the borders of Turkey with Europe for Syrian refugees.
“The West verbally approves the creation of the security zone, but in fact it does not contribute to this,” President Erdogan added.
He added that 350,000 Syrian refugees were sent from Turkey to the Syrian territories cleared by the Turkish armed forces from terrorists.
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