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World Turkey threatens to send millions of Syrian refugees to EU

21:46  10 october  2019
21:46  10 october  2019 Source:   skynews.com.au

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The Turkish president has threatened to "open the gates" and let Syrian refugees flood into Europe, if the EU condemns his regime's advance into Syria as an "invasion".

Turkey has stepped up its ground and air offensive against Kurdish militia in northern Syria, forcing thousands to flee.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that so far, more than 100 "terrorists" had been killed in the fighting, although casualty reports from the area did not support his claim.

Meanwhile, Turkish officials say two children and their mother have been killed by incoming mortar fire from Kurdish-held positions.

International aid agencies are warning of an escalating humanitarian crisis in the region.

Erdogan vows to 'crush the heads' of Kurds if they don't withdraw; both sides trade blame for violating cease-fire .
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday promised to "crush the heads" of the Kurds in Syria if they don't fall back from the border's safe zone, according to reports. The threat comes as both Turkey and the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) claim the other is violating terms of a 120-hour cease-fire brokered by Turkey and the U.S. on Thursday.Violence continued in northeast Syria despite the five-day peace agreement, a source told Fox News.

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