Erdogan urges Greece to ‘open the gates’ to migrants

President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech during the AK Party’s provincial advisory council meeting in Haci Bayram Veli University in Ankara, Turkey on March 02, 2020. (File photo: AFP)

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday called on Greece to “open the gates” to migrants after he previously said he would not stop people leaving Turkey to go to Europe.

“Hey Greece! I appeal to you... open the gates as well and be free of this burden,” Erdogan said during a televised speech in Istanbul.

“Let them go to other European countries.”

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:57 - GMT 06:57