Erdogan wants to keep the border to Greece for the time being, open to

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan resists EU demands for the closure of the border to Greece for refugees, the insistence in the European Union. Erdogan sa

Erdogan wants to keep the border to Greece for the time being, open to

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan resists EU demands for the closure of the border to Greece for refugees, the insistence in the European Union. Erdogan said on Tuesday, the Turkish border gates remained in place until further notice open. Greece should open its doors also. At the border, thousands of migrants waiting, who want to be in the EU (read more about it here).

Turkey no longer holds, regardless of a Brussels agreed Flüchtlingspakts of them, because they do not feel supported enough by the EU. Erdogan announced a summit with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron, and possibly the British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson on Tuesday in Istanbul. A Meeting with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Monday in Brussels had brought no agreement.

Erdogan said the EU leaders had admitted that Turkey had fulfilled its obligations under the refugee Pact in 2016. The Europeans were too slow in redeeming their promise. Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that the Pact had to be revised due to the current crisis in the neighboring Northern Syria (for the report: this is the EU-Turkey agreement).

The agreement with Brussels, the Turkey leaves no room for immigrants illegally in the EU. In return, it receives financial support from the EU.

Meanwhile, Turkey has added approximately 3.6 million people from the civil war country Syria. To see even more of you in the situation, but fearful of a further substantial influx in view of the escalation of violence in the North of Syria. In the embattled province of Idlib in the war-torn country, Turkey has supported rebel groups against the army of President Bashar al-Assad and his ally Russia. (aru/reuters)

Created: 10.03.2020, 14:36 PM

Updated Date: 10 March 2020, 17:03

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