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.