Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned that his government will open its border gates to allow migrants to flow into Europe if it is pushed any further by the EU.
It comes after lawmakers in the bloc voted to halt membership talks with Ankara.
“We are the ones who feed 3-3.5 million refugees in this country. You have betrayed your promises,” Erdogan told the EU, as quoted by AP. “If you go any further those border gates will be opened.”
He also accused the EU of not treating people fairly, claiming it “never treated humanity honestly” and “did not pick up babies when they washed ashore on the Mediterranean…,” Hurriyet reported.
Conversely, Germany believes that the EU has not broken any of its promises given to Turkey and “threats on either side” are “not helping” when handling the current situation, said Ulrike Demmer, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokeswoman, according to Bild newspaper.
“We see the EU-Turkey agreement as a success for both sides,” Demmer said, adding that it is in the interests of both parties for the agreement to hold.
“Threats on either side are not helping. Where there are difficulties, we need to deal with them.”
Erdogan’s warning to open the border gates refers to a deal struck between the EU and Ankara in March, in which Turkey agreed to help stop the flow of refugees across its border and take back migrants rejected for asylum in Europe.
In response to Ankara’s threat, the German Foreign ministry said it is in the interests of both the EU and Turkey to stick to the agreement on migrants, Reuters reported.
Because throwing a temper tantrum is always the way to get what you want.
Turkey has the nerve to blame Europe for the Syrian child that washed up on shore back in September 2015. They claimed that he was a migrant that died because of Europe’s indifference to the migrant crisis. It was later discovered that the journalists who pedaled that story lied. The boy’s parents were loaded onto a boat in Bodrum which was designed for eight people with sixteen. As someone who has been to Bodrum, I can safely say that the boy didn’t get onto that boat with his family as a means of evacuating a crisis. Bodrum is very pretty tourist location for the English and other Europeans. The boat capsized. Nice job parents. And an even nicer job to the journalists who took this false narrative and spun it to fuel widespread guilt in Europe.
Turkish President Erdogan recently thwarted a coup attempt from the military to overtake the country. And promptly murdered those who stood in his way. There’s even footage of a child having his head sawed off by local terrorists. The trustworthy mainstream media claimed it was a grown man, or a fake report, or that it never happened. Or was it all three? The jury is still out.
Europe can barely handle the migrants that they have. They’re sleeping in train stations, living off the streets, and generally causing havoc wherever they go. The EU has every right to want halt the flood of migrants coming their way and it’s in no way their responsibility to take in more when Saudi Arabia has thousands of tents designed for the exact purpose of taking in migrants. Yet they haven’t taken in a single one.
This is an attempt from Erdogan to overtake Europe by means of overwhelming the population with Islamic young men of military age. Because that’s the trend of the current jihad. Go into countries of dense white populations, breed with their women, or out-breed them in general so Europeans will be the minority by 2030 or even sooner.
If the EU knows what’s good for them (which they obviously don’t), they will tell Erdogan to fuck off. But will they? Unlikely. Because they know that people from these Middle Eastern countries will vote for bigger government, therefore giving the left more power in Europe.
But hey, Erdogan is having a tantrum and making threats. Maybe appeasing the child is the way to get him to shut up.