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Turkey notes that 76,000 migrants have left the European Union since its borders were opened

March 1, 2020


Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu reported on Sunday that around 76,000 migrants from Turkey entered the European Union after the Turkish government allowed them to cross in Edirne on the border with Bulgaria and Greece.

“By 9:55 am this Sunday (local time), the number of migrants who left our country via Edirne reached 76,358,” Soylu published on his Twitter account.

According to these figures, an estimated 29,000 people crossed the border last night.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan confirmed on Saturday that he had charged the EU with failing to comply with the 2016 border closure agreement in exchange for economic aid, a day before his command to open the borders to Europe, and said it is the reason for the opening of the border.

“The European Union must keep its promises,” he said.