Turkey raises migrant pressure on Europe over Syria conflict

first_imgMigrants faced tear gas during clashes with Greek police on the Turkey-Greece border. AFP The escalating tensions between Turkeyand Russia, who back opposing forces in the Syria conflict, after an air strikekilled the Turkish troops sparked fears of a broader war and a new migrationcrisis for Europe. (AFP) ANKARA – Turkey’s President Recep TayyipErdogan on Saturday threatened to let thousands of refugees cross into Europeand warned Damascus would “pay a price” after dozens of Turkishtroops were killed inside Syria.center_img Around 13,000 migrants have gatheredalong the Turkish-Greek border, the International Organization for Migration(IOM) said as several thousand migrants were in skirmishes with Greek policefiring tear gas across the frontier.last_img

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