Turkey Opens Borders to
Europe; tell 4 Mil. Refugees
to LEAVE WITHIN 72
HOURS - Greece & Bulgaria
Deploy Troops to seal
20 February, 2020
Turkish President Recypt Erdogan has ordered the borders of Turkey be OPENED to allow a human tsunami of four million Syrian Refugees to storm into Europe.
In response, Greece and Bulgaria are deploying tens of thousands of military troops to their respective Borders with orders to SEAL those borders; NO ONE IN!
In addition, Greece has deployed fifty (50) of its warships to islands off its coast, to protect its maritime jurisdiction from Turkish incursions.
This is now setting-up a humanitarian disaster of historic proportions. The refugees began streaming out of Turkey late last night, and are now being forced away by Greek and Bulgarian troops.
Meanwhile, Europe is in the early stages of a large outbreak of deadly Coronavirus, as that sickness spreads worldwide from China. If the refugees from Turkey are infected, the disease will run rampant among them, and thus hundreds-of-thousands of them eill grow ill on the trek toward Europe. Once they get to the Greek and Bulgarian borders, they will be halted. How many will simply drop dead from being trapped, with no food, no water, no shelter and no medical care.
This action by Turkey's President Recpyt Erdogan, appears to some people, to be an intentional crime against humanity.
European Nightmare As
Turkey "Opens The Gates"
On Refugees While Covid-19
Ravages Nearby Iran
20 February, 2020
As coronavirus ravages Iran and threatens to spread through the broader Middle East, potentially hitting refugee and war-torn populations hardest, it appears Erdogan is now making good on prior threats to "open the gates" of a flood of refugees on Europe. On Friday top Turkish officials were quoted as saying Turkey has no choice but to "loosen" its stance on the some 3.4 million refugees it is hosting.
Turkey has announced it has opened its until now sealed border with Idlib for at least 72 hours, and
, Turkish official sources have told Middle East Eye.
The decision came after a security meeting chaired by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara late on Thursday after 33 Turkish soldiers were killed in Syria's Idlib province.
A senior Turkish official said on Thursday that Syrian refugees headed towards Europe .
Al Jazeera's John Psaropoulos, reporting from Athens, said the situation was " as .
Syrians, Iranians, Iraqis, Pakistanis and Moroccans were among those in the group, it said."
reports of recent statements.
The European Union, meanwhile, warned the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, that it expected Ankara to abide by a €6bn (£5.2bn) deal to stem migration to its member states. Under the 2016 agreement, Turkey agreed to halt the flow of people to the EU in return for funds. Turkey currently has about 3.6 million refugees from Syria. There was alarm in Brussels as footage of hundreds of refugees and migrants heading for the land and sea borders with Greece was aired by the Turkish state news agencies.
U.S. reviewing options to
assist Turkey after attack in
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is reviewing options to assist Turkey after an attack by Russian-backed Syrian government forces killed 33 Turkish soldiers in Syria’s Idlib province, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday.
“The United States is engaging with our Turkish Allies and reviewing options to assist Turkey against this aggression as we seek to prevent further Assad regime and Russian brutality and alleviate the humanitarian suffering in Idlib,” Pompeo said in a statement.