Thousands of migrants and refugees have flooded to Turkey’s western frontier, trying to enter Greece by land and sea after Turkey said its borders were open to those hoping to head to Europe.
A Turkish official said the fighting in Idlib, Syria was directly linked to Turkey’s decision to open the gates for refugees to Europe.
Greece says it has now stopped nearly 10,000 migrants crossing from Turkey, calling it a threat to national security.
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In This Story: Turkey
Turkey, officially the Republic of Turkey, is a transcontinental country located mainly on the Anatolian Peninsula in Western Asia, with a smaller portion on the Balkan Peninsula in Southeastern Europe.
Istanbul, which straddles Europe and Asia, is the country’s largest city, while Ankara is the capital. The majority of the population identifies as Turkish, around 20% identify as Kurdish.