Government of Turkey
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday Ankara will send the 3.6 million Syrian refugees in Turkey to Europe if European countries label the country's military incursion in Syria as an occupation.
"We will open the gates and send 3.6 million refugees your way," Erdogan said in speech to lawmakers from his AK Party. [Reuters]
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Oct. 7 confirmed that the U.S. troops started withdrawing from positions in northern Syria and pledged to secure the border.