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Erdogan says one million could come to Turkey if Aleppo exodus starts
October 19, 2016 / 11:36 AM / a year ago

Erdogan says one million could come to Turkey if Aleppo exodus starts

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday at least one million Syrians could flee to Turkey if there is an exodus from the city of Aleppo, the rebel-held east of which is currently under siege from Syrian and Russian forces.

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan makes a speech during his meeting with mukhtars at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Turkey, October 19, 2016. Murat Cetinmuhurdar/Presidential Palace/Handout via REUTERS

In a speech at the presidential palace, Erdogan said he discussed with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday night an agreement on removing from Aleppo the group formally known as Nusra Front, and now called Jabhat Fatah al Sham.

Reporting by Orhan Coskun and Ece Toksabay; Writing by Daren Butler; Editing by Nick Tattersall

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