Sun. Feb 23rd, 2020

Erdogan threatens to "open the doors" of Europe to Syrian refugees – La Provincia

The president of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has again threatened with "Open doors"from Europe to Syrian refugees who are in Turkish territory if they do not receive sufficient support from the EU, a recurring warning from the start of the 'Peace Spring' military offensive in the northeastern area of ​​Syria.

Turkey aims to establish a "safe zone" to which up to 2 million Syrian refugees can return once the withdrawal of thePopular Protection Units(YPG) Kurds, a Syrian rebel force cataloged as "terrorist" from Ankara.

Erdogan, however, does not give up on his notices to the EU, which he threatens tobreach the immigration agreementand allow the passage to part of the3.5 million refugeeswho currently reside in Turkish territory. In recent months, European doubts have increased over the fulfillment of this agreement following the rebound in the arrival of migrants and refugees to the Greek islands.

"Whether we receive support or not, we will continue to help the guests we welcome.But, if this does not work, we will open the doors"Erdogan said during a press conference in Budapest with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who has criticized in recent years the EU migration policies and the arrival of migrants.

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