It seems the Turks are poised to once again use ‘refugees’ as a weapon against Europe in an effort to force their hand to lean Turkey’s way on a number of issues.
The Turks are threatening to walk away from the migrant deal they have with the EU, meaning they intend on opening up their borders to allow a human wave of ‘refugees’ to invade Europe and wreak havoc on its economic and social structures.
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Turkey’s agreement with the European Union to curb human trafficking across the Aegean appears to be in jeopardy again after a top Turkish official warned that a current impasse with the EU gives Ankara no reason to honor the deal.
A collapse of the deal would put more pressure on Greek islands where thousands of migrants are cooped up in overcrowded reception centers.
The comments on Friday by Turkey’s minister for EU affairs, Omer Celik, essentially rejected a proposal by French President Emmanuel Macron for a partnership rather than full EU membership for Turkey.
“A privileged partnership or similar approaches, we don’t take any of these seriously. Turkey cannot be offered such a thing,” Celik told Reuters.
Celik said the EU was not fully honoring its part of the migration deal, noting that financial aid was “not working well” and that no new chapters have been opened in Turkey’s EU accession bid. “Technically there’s no reason for Turkey to maintain this deal,” he said.
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