EU Euro-Med Recep Tayyip Erdoğan


It’s called highballing the ball-less.

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Now that he has the feckless EU leadership by the balls, he can demand anything at anytime and get half of what he demands.

Turkey’s Erdogan threatened to flood Europe with migrants: Greek website

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan threatened in November to flood Europe with migrants if European Union leaders did not offer him a better deal to help manage the Middle East refugee crisis, a Greek news website said on Monday.

Publishing what it said were minutes of a tense meeting last November, the financial news website revealed deep mutual irritation and distrust in talks between Erdogan and the EU’s two top officials, Jean-Claude Juncker and Donald Tusk.

The EU officials were trying to enlist Ankara’s help in stemming an influx of Syrian refugees and migrants into Europe. Over a million arrived last year, most crossing the narrow sea gap between Turkey and islands belonging to EU member Greece.

Tusk’s European Council and Juncker’s European Commission declined to confirm or deny the authenticity of the document, and Erdogan’s office in Ankara had no immediate comment.

The account of the meeting, in English, was produced in facsimile on the website. It does not state when or where the meeting took place, but it appears to have been on Nov. 16 in Antalya, Turkey, where the three met after a G20 summit there.

“We can open the doors to Greece and Bulgaria anytime and we can put the refugees on buses … So how will you deal with refugees if you don’t get a deal? Kill the refugees?” Erdogan was quoted in the text as telling the EU officials.

It also quoted him as demanding 6 billion euros over two years. When Juncker made clear only half that amount was on offer, he said Turkey didn’t need the EU’s money anyway.

The EU eventually agreed a 3 billion euro fund to improve conditions for refugees in Turkey, revive Ankara’s long-stalled accession talks and accelerate visa-free travel for Turks in exchange for Ankara curbing the numbers of migrants pouring into neighboring Greece.

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3 Responses

  1. To be honest, I think quite a few Americans are enjoying the European predicament. For a century now, we have rescued and protected the Europeans, and they rarely had a kind word for the US. I was in Europe during the Pershing/cruise missile “controversy” (what’s controversial about trying to forestall a Soviet invasion of Europe?).

    The Euros did it to themselves: not enough children, too much welfare, and now too much PC.

    Europeans would be fools not to sell some property and put a back-up plan into place, although I couldn’t advice them where exactly they should go, since the Muslim tide is rising all across the West.

  2. The map of Turkey if very wrong, it greatly encroaches on Greece. Please get this right, while those islands are still Greek.

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