Erdogan Says Turkey Won’t Stop Migrants Streaming Into Europe

The move, aimed at convincing the EU to provide more humanitarian aid, comes as Turkey suffers mounting troop losses in Syria

Clashes between migrants and Greek forces have erupted after the Turkish government said it would open its borders for Syrian refugees to enter Europe, prompting thousands to attempt the crossing. WSJ's David Gauthier-Villars reports from the border between Turkey and Greece. Photo: Sakis Mitrolidis/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images

ISTANBUL—President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey won’t prevent migrants from crossing its border with the European Union until it has received more support to cope with the humanitarian crisis caused by the protracted war in Syria.

“We will not keep our borders closed because the EU isn’t keeping its promises,” Mr. Erdogan said in a televised speech on Saturday.

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