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Turkey unleashes migrants on Europe

International | Syrian refugees head west into Bulgaria and Greece
by Mindy Belz
Posted 3/02/20, 06:12 pm

TURKEY: “Europe will never allow itself to be blackmailed,” said European Commission Vice President Margaritis Schinas after Turkey reneged on a 2016 agreement, and opened its borders to allow Syrian refugees and other migrants to leave the country for Europe.

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Syria, Turkey battle at the border

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/28/20, 11:20 am

An airstrike killed at least 33 Turkish soldiers in northwestern Syria on Thursday. The soldiers fought alongside rebels in Idlib province along the border between Turkey and Syria, where the Russian-backed Syrian army is trying to regain control. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held an urgent security meeting, and the country said it retaliated by hitting 200 government targets and “neutralizing” 309 soldiers.

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Iran faces epidemic

International | The coronavirus continues to spread worldwide
by Mindy Belz
Posted 2/27/20, 02:17 pm

GLOBAL: The spread of the coronavirus causing the disease COVID-19 has killed at least 2,800 people and left more than 82,000 people infected on every continent except Antarctica. For those who already have been quarantined, the story isn’t over.

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