Greece and Bulgaria crack down on Turkish borders as refugees arrive

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Ankara says it is opening gates to Europe for refugees after 33 of its soldiers were killed

Turkey said on Friday it was opening the gates for refugees to flee to Europe after an airstrike blamed on Damascus killed 33 Turkish soldiers in Syria.

The international community voiced fears of a rapidly growing risk of escalation after the attack by Russian-backed Syrian forces in the province of Idlib, where the Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, is waging a bloody campaign to oust rebels from their last holdout.

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