Erdogan slams European plans to destroy traffickers' vessels, says refugees being left to die

April 22, 2015 3:59 PM

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ANKARA, Turkey – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has condemned what he says are suggestions in Europe to sink human traffickers' vessels and leave migrants "to their deaths."

European Union leaders will hold an emergency summit Thursday to discuss ways of stemming migrant trafficking after a boat carrying hundreds of people destined for Europe capsized off Libya.

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