February 27, 2020 / 9:30 PM / a month ago

Turkey will no longer stop Syrian migrant flow to Europe - Turkish official

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey has decided to no longer stop Syrian refugees from reaching Europe by land and sea, a senior Turkish official told Reuters on Thursday, in anticipation of the imminent arrival of refugees from Syria’s Idlib where nearly a million have been displaced.

Turkish police, coast guard and border security officials have been ordered to stand down, the Turkish official added. Earlier on Thursday, a local Turkish governor said an attack on Turkish military in Idlib killed nine soldiers.

Reporting by Orhan Coskun; Writing by Ezgi Erkoyun; Editing by Jonathan Spicer

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