Press TV have reported that a newly leaked report has revealed that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had threatened EU leaders with a flood of refugees unless Ankara was offered better funding to deal with the ongoing crisis.

On Monday, the euro2day.gr financial news website published what it claimed to be minutes of a November meeting between Erdogan, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, and EU President Donald Tusk.

The report does not state the exact date of the meeting but, according to Reuters, it was probably held on November 16, 2015, in Antalya on the sidelines of a G20 summit.

During the meeting, the EU officials were attempting to gain Turkey’s support for stemming the flow of Syrian asylum seekers pouring towards Europe, most of whom arrive in Europe after crossing the sea between Turkey and Greek islands.

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

He also demanded some six billion euros over two years. When the amount was denied by Junker, Erdogan said that his country did not need the money anyway.

In the end, Turkey settled for three billion euros, earmarked for improving asylum seekers’ living conditions, revival of the country’s accession talks, and acceleration of visa-free travel for Turkish nationals in exchange for curtailing the number of refugees entering Greece.

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Paul Markham
Paul Markham
2016-02-09 04:45

Again

Breeze Azrael
Breeze Azrael
2016-02-09 04:47

They need to stop bombing! Especially stupid Russia they’re killing civilians and babies. d**n them!

Chris Vlaar
Chris Vlaar
2016-02-09 11:57
Reply to  Breeze Azrael

easy to blame Russia who is the only one to fight isis and other rebel groups. If nato/usa had left the middle east alone nothing of this would have happened!!

MEE
MEE
2016-02-14 02:48
Reply to  Chris Vlaar

well said

Elcid Asaei
Elcid Asaei
2016-02-09 12:57
Reply to  Breeze Azrael

Azrael, your terrorist friends are damned, and since you don’t like it you can either go and rot with them or fumigate in your bitter propaganda.

MEE
MEE
2016-02-14 02:48
Reply to  Elcid Asaei

@Elcid well said

MEE
MEE
2016-02-14 02:45
Reply to  Breeze Azrael

@breeze go join the terrorists and lap dance for isis / the Saudi pedophile kings

Davy de Verteuil
Davy de Verteuil
2016-02-09 09:31

@maria_engstrom where’s the money, the Sultan is in a rage as Syria&Russia dried up Turkey’s illegal oil & industry theft

MEE
MEE
2016-02-14 02:47

deport them to Saudi Qatar Bahrain Ethiopia sudan EU you are just bunch of morons listening to merkel francoise hollandaise la puta pute beetch