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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Turkey is blackmailing the EU’s new refugees due to slippage in the abolition of visas

Advisor to the President of Turkey, Burhan Kuzu has threatened the European Union with tens of thousands of new refugees if Brussels refuses promised a visa-free regime with Turkey.

photo: Eugenia Skibina

An angry comment from Ankara came after the President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz has suspended work on the abolition of visa-free regime with Turkey. The decision was motivated by the fact that Turkey has not fulfilled all 72 conditions that were previously put forward in Brussels.

“If the European Union will not a decision, we will begin to send refugees back to Europe”, – said the adviser to Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Avrupa önemli bir kararın eşliğinde:Türkiye ye vizesiz giriş Hakkı’nı bu gün kararlaştıracak.Olumlu karar çıkarsa bu Avrupa’nın da yararına.

— Burhan Kuzu (@BurhanKuzu) 10 may 2016

It is worth noting that just a week ago the European Commission recommended the EU Council and the European Parliament to cancel the visa regime with Turkey.

In March of this year, the government of Turkey and the EU signed an agreement under which Turkey agreed to host on its territory of refugees penetrated into the territory of the European Union. In return, Brussels has promised Ankara financial aid and the abolition of visas for Turkish citizens.

At the beginning of current week it became known that the EU has started to consider alternative solutions to the migration issue in the case, if a deal on refugees with Turkey will be disrupted.

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