Faced with new influx, Turkey's open door for migrants may be closing

February 8, 2016 5:34 PM

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Faced with new influx, Turkey's open door for migrants may be closing

ONCUPINAR, Turkey As the number of Syrian refugees now amassing on the Turkish border swells into the tens of thousands, Ankara's long-standing open door to migrants may be closing.

An assault by Russian-backed Syrian government forces around the city of Aleppo has sent more than 30,000 people fleeing to the Turkish border gate of Oncupinar in the past few days, and officials say tens of thousands more could be on the move.

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