by Mike Konrad
Turkey’s president will no longer stop “Syrian” refugees from fleeing into Europe.
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said his country’s borders with Europe were open Saturday, making good on a longstanding threat to let refugees into the continent as thousands of migrants gathered at the frontier with Greece. – ABC News
The first thing to notice is that not all of these refugees are from war-torn Syria.
Greek officials arrested 66 migrants Friday, 17 of whom were sentenced to 3.5 years in jail for entering the country illegally. All Afghans, they were are [sic] the first migrants sentenced for illegal entry since 2014. – ABC News
But, for the moment, let’s assume for argument’s sake that most of these refugees are “Syrian.”