February 26, 2016 / 9:55 AM / 2 years ago

Turkey sees migrant crisis worsening unless attacks in Syria stopped: official

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey sees the migrant crisis deepening unless attacks by Syrian government forces are stopped, a spokesman and aide to President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday.

A Turkish Gendarme leads a group of refugees to buses to prevent them from sailing off for the Greek island of Chios by dinghies, at a beach in the western Turkish coastal town of Cesme, in Izmir province, Turkey, December 1, 2015. REUTERS/Denizhan Guzel

Ibrahim Kalin also told a news conference that Ankara has deported as many as 3,800 people in the fight against Islamic State.

Reporting by Tulay Karadeniz in Ankara and Humeyra Pamuk; Writing by David Dolan; Editing by Daren Butler

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