Turkey opens EU borders As reported by the Independent and many other news outlets this morning: Turkey will no longer stop refugees from reaching Europe, after dozens of its soldiers were killed in a regime airstrike in Syria, prompting Greece to tighten its sea and land borders amid reports hundreds were already on the move. At least 33 Turkish soldiers perished and an additional 32 were injured in an overnight strike by Syrian government forces in the north-western province of Idlib. The killings, which took place near Turkey’s southern border, more than double Ankara’s death toll in Syria for February. The full story can be found here: This could of course have an impact on Hope and Aid Direct's operations. All details will be posted on the website as and when we know more.