Now the losers at the EU will have to ”be inventive” to raise cash to hand over to Ankara. Deep down many of them couldn’t care less how many pour over the borders.
Refugee influx if EU fails to abide by accord, Turkish FM
‘Work permits and visa restrictions show Ankara is serious’
(by Cristoforo Spinella)
ISTANBUL – Turkey’s foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu warned on Wednesday that if the EU did not help refugees in Turkey and cooperate with his country, ”these people will come to you”.
Concerned and irritated by the obstacles put down by Brussels for the 3 billion euros in funding for an agreement on migrants and refugees, Turkey stressed that it had already spent 8 billion euros to manage 2.5 million Syrians who had crossed its border.
”The method that they will use is an internal issue for the EU,” said Minister for European Affairs Volkan Bozkir on a visit to Strasbourg. He urged Brussels to resolve its internal problems and maintain the promises it made in late November, since Turkey has done its part as much as possible so far.