Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuoğlu has dismissed French President Emmanuel Macron's critique of Turkey's cross-border operation in Syria against YPG, the Syrian branch of the PKK, saying the French leader "sponsors terrorism."
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan continued with his threats to "open the gates" to a new wave of refugees into Europe, warning on Sunday that some 5.5 million migrants would stream across the Turkish border unless Turkey is given international support and a safe zone is set up in northern Syria.
Turkish President Erdogan threatens to send a new wave of refugees to the European Union if his country does not receive additional international aid. Erdogan said his country's determination to begin building a security zone in Syria by the end of September.
Syrians alone in Turkey are over 3.5 million and Ankara is pushing for a security zone in Syria to relocate 1 million.