Erdogan: Turkey to keep its doors open to Syrians

Orient Net - Anadolu Agency 2016-05-16 05:08:00

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Turkey has stood by the Syrian people since the start of the crisis and will continue to do so, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday.

“As Turkey, since the first days of the crisis, we did not abandon our Syrian brothers. We opened our doors to them, and we will continue to open them,” Erdogan told a meeting with foreign students in Istanbul.

Erdogan’s comments come days after he accused the EU of not keeping its promises to grant billions of euros to support millions of Syrian refugees living in Turkey. He made it clear that Turkey does not rely on foreign help when support the refugees.

“For six years our brothers were being brutally murdered by an illegitimate regime,” Erdogan said. “Until today, about 600,000 innocent people have been killed with barrel bombs, ballistic missiles, torture and chemical weapons.”

The president said that those who stood idly to the murder of people in Rwanda in 1994 are doing the same thing today in Syria, Libya and Yemen, Anadolu Agency reported.