Saturday, March 18, 2017

Turkish Minister: ‘Send 15,000 Migrants a Month to Europe to Shock Them’

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Turkish Minister: ‘Send 15,000 Migrants a Month to Europe to Shock Them’

by LIAM DEACON17 Mar 2017Turkey’s Foreign Minister has suggested directing tens of thousands of migrants to the European Union (EU) as a form of retaliation for European leaders blocking his government holding rallies in their countries.

“We have a readmission deal. I’m telling you Europe, do you have that courage? If you want, we’ll send the 15,000 refugees to you that we don’t send each month and blow your mind,” said Süleyman Soylu on Thursday evening.

“You have to keep in mind that you can’t design a game in this region in spite of Turkey,” Mr. Soylu added, according to a translation by Hurriyet Daily News.
The “deal” referred to by Mr. Soylu was struck almost exactly a year ago with the EU. Turkey promised to stem the flow of Middle Eastern migrants entering Europe in exchange for billions in aid and accelerated visa-free travel for its citizens in the bloc.
“There are games being played against Turkey in order to prevent it from becoming strong in the future,” he added.
Mr. Erdoğan and his government have been threatening to “flood” Europe with migrants long before the deal with the EU was even signed.
On 11 January last year, Mr. Erdoğan promised to “open the gates” to hundreds of thousands of migrants who could be transported into Europe by “bus” and even “plane” unless his demands were met in the lead up to the negotiations.