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Turkey vows to keep borders shut despite new exodus of Syrians

Turkey vows to keep borders shut despite new exodus of Syrians
 
Protests in Istanbul against the Turkish government's refugee policies on August 2, 2019 REUTERS/Murad Sezer

Turkey is facing another refugee exodus, as Syrian government forces close in on Idlib, the last rebel held enclave in the country.

A summit in Ankara earlier this month attended by the presidents of Turkey, Russia and Iran ended in deadlock over Turkish efforts to end the Idlib siege.

But any new refugee exodus to Turkey could become Europe’s problem too. Turkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned he will open his country's borders to return refugees to a safe zone in northern Syria, adding it cannot take any more people.

Dorian Jones reports from Istanbul.

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