More than 76 000 migrants get to EU through Turkish border
Interior Minister updated the figure to 76,358 as of March 1 from 47,000 from a day earlier
Over 76,000 migrants have left Turkish borders for Europe since February 28, Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu said. This is reported by Dailysabah.
In a statement on his official Twitter account, Soylu updated the figure to 76,358 as of March 1 from 47,000 from a day earlier.
Turkish authorities announced that they would no longer prevent the stem the flow of migrants who wanted to reach Europe.
The decision was made after 36 Turkish soldiers were killed by the Bashar Assad regime forces in Idlib, northwestern Syria. The Turkish soldiers were deployed to the region to protect local civilians under a 2018 deal with Russia under which acts of aggression are prohibited.
Since then, thousands of irregular migrants have flocked to the northwestern Turkish province of Edirne to make their way into Europe.
Turkey already hosts some 3.7 million migrants from Syria alone, more than any other country in the world.
The nation has repeatedly complained that Europe has failed to keep its promises to help migrants and stem further migrant waves.