Turkey's Erdogan threatens to send Syrian refugees to Europe

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said Ankara will send the Syrian refugees in Turkey to Europe if European countries label the country's military incursion in Syria as an occupation.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said Ankara will send the Syrian refugees in Turkey to Europe if European countries label the country's military incursion in Syria as an occupation.PHOTO: REUTERS/TURKEY PRESIDENTIAL PRESS OFFICE

ANKARA (REUTERS) - President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday (Oct 10) Ankara will send the 3.6 million Syrian refugees in Turkey to Europe if European countries label the country's military incursion in Syria as an occupation.

"We will open the gates and send 3.6 million refugees your way," Erdogan said in a speech to lawmakers from his AK Party.