Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned on Thursday that Ankara may have to allow Syrian refugees to leave for European countries if it doesn’t receive international support to deal with migrants.

“We will be forced to open the gates. We cannot be forced to handle the burden alone”, he said.

In his speech, the Turkish president reaffirmed his determination to establish a “safe zone” in northeast Syria together with the United States by the end of September, however, noting that Ankara was ready to act alone if required.

Erdogan said last week that Turkey would not tolerate any delays in creating a “safe zone” in Syria and would launch its own operation in the country’s north if negotiations with the US don’t bring any results.

On 7 August, Ankara and Washington agreed to create a safe zone to the east of the Euphrates River that would serve as a buffer zone between the Turkish border and Syrian areas controlled by the US-backed Kurdish militias, which Turkey considers to be terrorists.

Since the outbreak of the Syrian war in 2011, Turkey has hosted about 4 million registered Syrians, with the Syrian newspaper al-Watan citing local migration authorities as saying in April that over 3,600 Syrian refugees had returned home from Turkey since the beginning of 2019.

In March 2016, the EU and Turkey reached an agreement to take tougher measures against human smugglers and stop illegal migration through the Aegean Sea, with Brussels pledging €6 billion (approximately $6.6 billion) to help Turkey cope with millions of refugees in the country.

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At the beginning of 2019, Erdogan slammed the EU for failing to comply with the agreement, and said that Turkey had spent $35 billion on hosting some 4 million refugees. In July, the European Commission adopted a new set of assistance measures of €1.41 billion ($1.5 billion) to ensure EU support for refugees and host communities in Turkey.

Source: Sputnik
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USR
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What I understand is in the end of the Syrian conflict (partially funded by European countries) all of the remain head choppers from Syria will be given a green light from the Sultan to go straight to Germany, France and Londonstan. European citizens must be very proud of their leaderships. Very proud!

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You forgot to mention Bosnia….there’s plenty of headchoppers already there.

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Stern Daler

@USR, funded by the US and UK allies at the Gulf and Turkey you mean. Of these only the UK is btw. was EU-ropean.

The UK never accepted any significant number of Syrian refugees.

Marg bar jomhuri Eslami
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Stern : I feel a Remain coming rather than a Brexit…
“I feel it coming in the air tonight, oh lord” – Patrick Bateman (great fan of Phil Collins)

NKusa
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How will they cross
Stop the mental hysteria
U sound like a binary POPPYCOCK

Human
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BOMB IT, THIS RIDICULOUS BLACKMAILER AND ALL ITS GENOCIDALS!

Marg bar jomhuri Eslami
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Marg bar jomhuri Eslami

EU is not really the kind to accept blackmail.

lenhard
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lenhard

he is a mad man

Marg bar jomhuri Eslami
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Marg bar jomhuri Eslami

Why do I feel he’ll end his day in The Hague’s ICC Jail? [if not killed before]

OziGooner
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OziGooner

Whenever he blackmails Europe….you know that he is under pressure or feels that he is losing the battle in northern Syria. Definitely a very sick man…

Marg bar jomhuri Eslami
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Marg bar jomhuri Eslami

And any time he tried to blackmail EU, it ended with a buzz-off…

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Nestor Arapa

Erdogan siempre maneja doble rasero, maneja el chantaje para obtener beneficios, el mal siempre pierde y le tocará muy pronto.

Marg bar jomhuri Eslami
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Marg bar jomhuri Eslami

The sooner, the better!

Marg bar jomhuri Eslami
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Marg bar jomhuri Eslami

How many millions Turkish expats live in the EU with their families?
It’d be sad if their visas and other papers allowing them to live in the EU were cancelled and if EU leased green buses from Assad… Or maybe used cattle wagons to move them to Poland.
Zyklon-B is still made by the Czechs under another name… [I’m joking, we’re not genocidal Turks and Adolf had been hypnotized by grand mufti Haj Amin al-Husseini]

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Zyklon b was only ever used in delousing chambers, it’s a pesticide.

Marg bar jomhuri Eslami
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Marg bar jomhuri Eslami

Guess what? I will order a few cannisters from the Czechs, prepare my garden shed with asphalt and invite you for a test!
Oh, BTW, Zyklon-B = cyanide gas… In fact, under another name, it was also used by the US states penitential-admnistrations who used gas chambers for death penalty…
Still want to give a try?

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Delousing bund
Is poisoning

Never trust a curly locks
I beat them in my neighborhood
Nkusa is the place

Marg bar jomhuri Eslami
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Marg bar jomhuri Eslami

Zyklon-B = hydrogen cyanide. Within two minutes of inhaling 70 mg of hydrogen cyanide, death occurs in a human being weighing 68 kilograms.
I double dog dare you to try a delousing chamber with Zyklon-B in…

NKusa
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You are retarded
The mufti chase by brits
What’s wrong with Germans helping nationalist
Blacks and.arabs
Join hitla
Parade against
Master
Did it once against ottoman
How soon euro forget
Ottoman power reign supreme
Africa need a hitler
Wipe out all the low genetic of overt over breeding
#planparenthood

That be me
Grand nationalist

TURKS THE MOST HATED YOU READ IN CHILD RHYMES
LURKING BEHIND CASBAH TO SNATCH BABIES
BLACK.MUFTI RISE AGAIN

Marg bar jomhuri Eslami
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Marg bar jomhuri Eslami

Insanity has definitively grown as a biggest problem than famine 😁
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Long Live Syria

Please do that and allow all the head chopper Jihadis into EU who have just now come running into Turki due to the onslaught by Syrian Army & Russian Forces. Send them all so let EU, UK & US. Let these countries too know how pious & helpful these Islamic Jihadis are. The very fact that ErDOG is threatening & says he will open the gates shows how desperate he is. Internally he is finished. He has put Turki in a very dangerous & precarious position. His Jihadis have not been able to deliver and defeat Syrian Army and bring… Read more »

Tony
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Tony

Ya right and who shows up at Europe’s doorstep, migrants from Africa. What s**t show.

NKusa
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Euros civilians be waiting at borders
Deport all those yikes Turks from Germany soil
Out breed what they do
Doctor purposely must slightly adjust pregnancy

Accidents happen
Once she have more than one
Adjust and terminate
Do your job
Play god

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Wonderful, let them come. They’re most welcome. Already, the economic and cultural impact is thoroughly positive.
As for so-called headchoppers, there are virtually none here – they will be re-deployed by the US and Israel to other theaters of war.