October 20, 2017

70,000 Refugees Heading To Turkey Due To Increased Bombing In Syria: Turkish PM

Three hundred thousand people living in Aleppo are ready to move towards Turkey, said Turkey Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu. (Reuters)

LONDON:  Tens of thousands of Syrians are moving towards the Turkish border from the Syrian city of Aleppo due to increased aerial bombardment, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said today at a fundraising conference in London.

“Ten thousand new refugees are waiting in front of the door of Kilis because of air bombardments and attacks against Aleppo,” he said, citing new information he had received on his way to London.

Kilis is a border province in southern Turkey abutting an area of Syria largely opposition-held.

“Sixty to seventy thousand people in the camps in north Aleppo are moving towards Turkey. My mind is not now in London, but in our border – how to relocate these new people coming from Syria?” he added. “Three hundred thousand people living in Aleppo are ready to move towards Turkey.”

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