Things couldn’t have gone any better for the neo-caliphate in waiting.
Fears of new migrant surge after Turkey’s crackdown on coup plotters: As Islamists demand revenge on streets for a third night, bloody response could scupper £5billion refugee deal with the EU
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s refusal to rule out the death penalty for the perpetrators of Friday’s coup is putting a landmark EU migrant deal with Ankara at risk. The Premier brokered a deal that would see visa restrictions for Turkish travellers loosened if Ankara took back migrants. However, with the post-coup unrest in the nation – the agreement could be scuppered if it is deemed an ‘unsafe’ location for migrants to return to.