Turkey fears influx of 2-3 million more Syrian refugees

November 18, 2014 11:48 AM

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Turkey fears influx of 2-3 million more Syrian refugees

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey could face an influx of 2-3 million more Syrian refugees if President Bashar al-Assad's forces or Islamic State insurgents advance around Aleppo, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday.

U.S. warplanes have been bombing Islamic State forces in parts of Syria, but Assad's military has intensified its campaign against some rebel groups in the west and north that Washington sees as allies, including in and around Aleppo.

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