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Turkey’s Erdogan: Europe ‘Will Feel’ New Migrant Wave

Turkey’s Erdogan: Europe ‘Will Feel’ New Migrant Wave

Greek PM tells the EU that his country has reached its limit as migrant numbers surge.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened Europe with a new migrant wave if the conflict in Syria continues to escalate, German state broadcaster Deutsche Welle reported. European nations, particularly the neighboring country of Greece, “will feel” the migrant surge, the Turkish leader warned on Sunday.

Germany’s Deutsche Welle reported Erdogan’s comments on Monday:

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday said his country could not handle a new wave of refugees as tens of thousands flee a fresh Russian offensive in the Syrian province of Idlib.

“If the violence towards the people of Idlib does not stop, this number will increase even more,” Erdogan said during an award ceremony late Sunday. “In that case, Turkey will not carry such a migrant burden on its own.”

Turkey currently hosts nearly 3.7 million registered Syrian refugees and has previously warned Europe that it could no longer bear the brunt of the conflict.

The Humanitarian Relief Foundation, a Turkish aid group, on Monday reported that the number of people fleeing the violence and heading to Turkey had reached 120,000.

“The negative impact of the pressure we will be subjected to will be something that all European nations, especially Greece, will also feel,” Erdogan said.

The remarks follow Erdogan’s recent threats of flooding Europe with illegal immigrants.

“We will open the doors and send 3.6 million migrants to you,” he said in October as he opened a cross-border military offensive against the Kurds in Syria.

Following the U.S. troop withdrawal from northern Syria two months ago, Turkey launched a military offensive against Kurdish strongholds in the region. The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, an alliance made up of Kurds, Arabs, and Assyrian Christians, played a crucial role in pushing back Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.

The Turkish invasion into northern Syria has reportedly led to the displacement of tens of thousands of people. Further movement of the population happened when Syria’s regime and Russia joined the Turkish incursion.

After the Turkish offensive, German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer warned Europe of a “wave of refugees like in 2015 – or perhaps an even larger one.”

The current surge is in breach of the 2016 EU-Turkey migrant deal brokered by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Under the agreement, the EU pledged billions of euros in return for Erdogan’s promise to curb the flow of immigrants. As a concession leading up to the agreement, Merkel agreed to settle up to 200,000 migrants from Turkey each year into the EU. So far, Hungary, Poland, and other eastern European countries have frustrated Berlin’s plan to resettling illegal immigrates, mostly from Arab North Africa and the Middle East, against the wishes of the native populations.

The Merkel-Erdogan deal is now in tatters. Greece is bearing the brunt of the migrant surge coming from neighboring Turkey. The authorities are failing to keep up with the influx. In September, more than 10,000 migrants landed on Greek shores, the largest monthly figures since the deal was put in place. Idyllic islands of Greece are turning into squalid migrant camps. “The islands right now are suffering from strangulation due to overcrowding at the facilities,” the Greek government admitted in August.

Last week, the Greek government admitting that it “could not handle” the migrant influx much longer. Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotaki told top EU officials that the crisis in Greece has now “reached [its] limit.”

While European politicians and media welcome the ‘diversity’ that open border immigration brings to them, Islamist tacticians like Erdogan see the mass migration of Muslims into Europe as a tool of demographic warfare against the West. Erdogan has repeatedly called upon Turkish immigrants in Europe to increase their birth rate and become the “future of Europe.”

“I am calling out to my citizens, my brothers and sisters in Europe,” he said at a 2017 rally. “Have not just three but five children.”

Meanwhile, the EU doggedly refuses to secure its borders and shores. EU officials choose to attack Hungary and other Eastern European states for building borders fences and instilling reasonable immigration controls. Merkel prefers entrusting European border security to Islamist autocrat Erdogan.

If the current surge is any indication, Europe is sleepwalking into another migrant crisis of its own making.

Erdogan to Europe: “we will … send 3.6 million migrants to you.”

[Cover image via YouTube]

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If Erdo wasn’t Turkish I would swear he is a Demorat! Same nasty disposition and always making threats.

This entire threat is a result of the self-inflicted cowardice of the EU and the bowing to the hard left elitists who wish the deconstruction of the West.

Lucky we are leaving the EU so wont have to worry about economic migrant quotas.

Dear Europe…hate to break it to you but the Gates of Vienna are missing. Too bad you didn’t think them valuable enough to keep.

2 important questions:
Why is Turkey still a member of NATO ???
AND
Why are we still a member of NATO ???????
Why should we be prepared to save them from their own free decision to commit suicide ??

    puhiawa in reply to Lewfarge. | December 24, 2019 at 1:38 pm

    Not only is it still a member, the USA has 60 nuclear weapons of an advanced nature on its soil, surrounded by troops who hate us.

      inspectorudy in reply to puhiawa. | December 24, 2019 at 1:53 pm

      Erdo just said that the American base was in jeopardy because of sanctions against Turkey.

      JusticeDelivered in reply to puhiawa. | December 24, 2019 at 7:01 pm

      One of those nukes, assuming they are all together, should be ready to destroy the stockpile. It is essential that they not fall into the wrong hands.

      C. Lashown in reply to puhiawa. | December 25, 2019 at 6:00 am

      Erdogan has threatened in the past to withhold these nukes if America tries to withdraw them – they would make a nice compliment to the Pakistani and Iranian nukes, PLUS he could have bragging rights how he ripped off America!

      Come hell or high water, this beast is intent on becoming the next Caliph. All he needs is power and money. The money is sitting under the seabed of the Eastern Med, he just needs to claim it for his own. Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Cyprus – all need to be incorporated as vassal states of Turkish dreams for power. Then comes the fall of Jerusalem, in his mind anyway. LOL I wonder what China has to say about his ambitions? Like those who are truly evil, the older he gets the more dangerous he becomes.

AlexanderYpsilantis | December 24, 2019 at 1:29 pm

ErDOGGY is a do-nothing stooge, he’s incompetent. The real damage is being done by Politically Correct EU leaders like Germany’s Angela Merkel and France’s Macron. They’ve thrown open the doors of Europe to this Islamist tide.

It is unfair to dump invaders in any country. Time to get tough …. a few rounds of hot lead will send the necessary message.

I don’t think any one a generation ago could imagine the day Turkey bosses Europe around like it did in the 1500s.

    Tom Servo in reply to puhiawa. | December 24, 2019 at 1:57 pm

    I don’t think anyone a generation ago could imagine you would be called a dangerous bigot by Europeans if you said there were only two genders.

    And at least Erdogan deserves some respect for toughness; what’s really pathetic is that they are letting themselves get pushed around by some 16 year old idiot savant girl who’s face is stuck on Snarl.

      Two sexes: male and female. Two genders (i.e. physical and mental attributes), normally distributed: masculine and feminine, respectively. And a transgender (i.e. state or process) spectrum: homosexual, bisexual, neosexual, etc.

      at least Erdogan deserves some respect for toughness

      Absolutely. He stands for the people of Turkey in the wake of collateral damage forced by social justice-mongering for democratic gerrymandering, redistributive change, and natural resources.

Europe, seen by American elites as refined, cultured, and an example to be followed. It is in fact home to some of the worst savages, and will once more be where the next great war starts. Let’s hope we stay out of it, as save for Great Britain, we have zero national interest there.

    alaskabob in reply to johnnybravo. | December 24, 2019 at 2:16 pm

    When Thomas Edison “exiled” Hiram Maxim to Europe an acquaintance there said invent a weapon that will allow Europeans to kill themselves in larger numbers and you will make a fortune. Hence, the Maxim gun … a fortune and just what the Europeans wanted.

Social justice adventurism is a first-order forcing of catastrophic anthropogenic immigration reform. Refugees are welcome. Anti-nativism is not. Democratic gerrymandering is hostile. Diversity and exclusion breeds adversity.

European nations, particularly the neighboring country of Greece, “will feel” the migrant surge, the Turkish leader warned on Sunday

Of course he did. He’s wanted to reconquer Greece ever since he came to power. I’m a little surprised the other half of Cyprus hasn’t been invaded yet, I doubt any world power would try to dislodge them afterwards.

He never intended to send them back to their original countries, he always intended to send them to Europe.

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