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Turkey's Erdogan, presidential rival both vow to send Syrians home

June 22, 2018 10:47 AM
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ISTANBUL (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan and his main rival in Sunday’s presidential election have both pledged to send millions of Syrian refugees home, responding to growing unease among voters about the number of migrants in Turkey.

More than 3.5 million Syrian refugees who fled conflict in their country are living in Turkey and their presence has become an election issue, with some Turks viewing them as an economic burden and a threat to jobs.

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