Turkey urges EU action on Syria to end migrant crisis

Refugees and migrants warm themselves around a fire after spending a night in a field on the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing the Aegean sea from Turkey on October 5, 2015Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged the EU consider a no-fly zone and safe haven area in Syria during talks to address Europe’s spiralling migrant crisis. Speaking after the discussions in Brussels, Erdogan said Turkey was bearing the brunt of the crisis and pressed the bloc to act against “state-sponsored terrorism” in its war-torn neighbour. The European Union, meanwhile, said Turkey must do more to stop the flow of hundreds of thousands of refugees who have landed on its shores in the worst such crisis since World War II.

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