Hundreds of refugees in Turkey have started to prepare to go towards Turkey’s border with Greece and Bulgaria ready to go to Europe following Ankara’s decision to no longer block their passage to Europe.
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, border town Hatay’s governor Rahmi Doğan said that an Assad regime attack on Turkish military in Idlib killed twenty-two soldiers.
More than 1 million Syrians have moved near the Turkish border due to some intense attacks.