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Erdogan threatens to flood Europe with millions of refugees amid criticism of Syria offensive

Turkey’s president has threatened to send millions of Syrian refugees to Europe in retaliation for stinging world criticism of his military operation in northern Syria that has left 17 civilians dead, including several children, The Independent reports.

Erdogan threatens to flood Europe with millions of refugees amid criticism of Syria offensive

Erdogan threatens to flood Europe with millions of refugees amid criticism of Syria offensive
STEPANAKERT, OCTOBER 11,  ARTSAKHPRESS: Lashing out at the European Union and others that joined a global chorus of condemnation, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned he would “open the gates” if anyone called his offensive “an invasion”.
Seventeen civilians and dozens of fighters on both sides, have been killed since Turkish troops and its Syrian rebel allies launched a cross-border incursion against Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Wednesday.
Among the dead in Syria are three children, rights groups have reported. The Turkish authorities meanwhile said that that six people, including a nine-month-old baby had been killed on the Turkish side.
Over 60,000 people have since fled their homes as Ankara’s military advanced, capturing nine Syrian villages and encircling two Kurdish-held towns.

     

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