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Turkey’s President Wants Europe to Share Refugee Burden From Syria

Syrians walk at Turkey's Oncupinar border crossing on the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern city of Kilis, Turkey, February 9, 2016.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is warning Europe to share the refugee burden or face a new wave of migrants, as Turkey fears a new influx of Syrian refugees. Erdogan’s threat coincides with a surge of migrants entering Greece from Turkey.

“People are pouring in,” said professor of political science Cengiz Aktar of the University of Athens. “On three of the biggest (Greek) islands, the refugee population has surged dramatically compared to the numbers of local people living there.”

According to the U.N. high commissioner for refugees, 8,100 migrants arrived at the Greek islands in August.

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