"Turkey’s Erdogan: Refugee Crisis From Climate Change Coming"

"NEW YORK — Presaging “hundreds of millions” of climate change refugees, Turkey’s president said Tuesday at the U.N. General Assembly that the world needs to find a way to contend with its existing refugees who are fleeing conflict.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned that Turkey, which he says “embraces close to four million Syrians,” cannot take in any more migrants. He reiterated that sentiment in the context of Afghanistan, telling delegates it was time for all stakeholders to share responsibility.

“As a country that saved human dignity in the Syrian crisis, we no longer have the potential nor the tolerance to absorb new immigration waves,” Erdogan said."

Mallika Sen reports for the Associated Press September 21, 2021.

Source: AP, 09/22/2021