March 6, 2020

Assad says Erdogan blackmailing Europe with refugees

DAMASCUS: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Thursday accused his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan of blackmailing Europe by opening its borders to fleeing refugees."Turkey has started to send a second wave of refugees as a form of blackmail to Europe," Assad said in an interview with the Russia 24 channel aired on Syrian state TV. As thousands of desperate refugees gathered on Turkey’s border with European Union member Greece, some EU states and the bloc’s migration commissioner...