Erdogan: "Turkey will never force refugees to return to Syria"

Erdogan: "Turkey will never force refugees to return to Syria"
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  • calendar-gray 18 November 2019

Turkey will never force the persecuted refugees to return to Syria, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday, as he criticized the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP)'s stance regarding migrants, APA reports citing Daily Sabah.

Speaking at the 2nd International Ombudsman Conference in Istanbul, Erdoğan reassured Syrians who sought refuge in Turkey that the country will not force them to go back, contrary to CHP's insistence to do so.

"Turkey will never force persecuted people who fled barrel bombs in Syria to go back," Erdogan said, adding that Turkey cares about the people, not the oil.

The president also said countries unable to establish strong ties with their citizens are more vulnerable to domestic and foreign interference.

"It is not possible to bring down a country embraced by the people," he said.

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