Turkey’s Erdogan vows not to expel refugees, despite crackdown

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that his country will not close its doors to refugees, the state-run Anadolu Agency reported.

“Turkey is not closing its doors to refugees, but we will be glad if we can establish a safe zone in Syria,” said Erdogan at the press conference after a meeting with Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis at the presidential complex in Ankara.

Erdogan added that Syria’s Idlib is gradually being devastated, like the Syrian war-torn city of Aleppo.

For his part, Babis hailed bilateral trade relations with Turkey, expecting an increase in the trade volume.

Babis arrived in Turkey on Monday for a three-day visit.