Turkish president threatens to send millions of Syrian refugees to EU
Erdoğan denounces western policy on crisis, as Turkey – already home to 3 million refugees – is pressured to take in more from Aleppo region
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has threatened to send the millions of refugees in Turkey to EU member states, as Nato agreed to deploy ships to the Aegean Sea to ease the migrant crisis.
In a speech in Ankara on Thursday, Erdoğan stepped up his denunciations of western policy in the refugee crisis, confirming he had threatened EU leaders at a summit meeting in November that Turkey could say “goodbye” to the refugees.
But in a separate move, Nato agreed to send a naval group “without delay” to the Aegean to crack down on the people smugglers who have helped hundreds of thousands of migrants cross to EU territory in the last year.
Alarm is growing in EU capitals that thousands of refugees are still crossing the Aegean daily from Turkey after over a million made the perilous journey last year.
But Turkey, already home to some 3 million refugees, is also under EU and UN pressure to take in tens of thousands of Syrian refugees fleeing regime advances in the Aleppo region.
Erdoğan sought to turn the tables on the EU by saying Turkey had every right to send the refugees out of the country if it so wished
“We do not have the word ‘idiot’ written on our foreheads. We will be patient but we will do what we have to. Don’t think that the planes and the buses are there for nothing,” Erdoğan said.
Greek website euro2day.gr had earlier this week reported that at the G20 summit in Antalya in November Erdoğan had angrily threatened to European commission president Jean-Claude Juncker that Turkey could send the refugees to Europe.
The website had quoted Erdoğan as telling Juncker: “We can open the doors to Greece and Bulgaria anytime and put the refugees on buses.”
“I am proud of what I said. We have defended the rights of Turkey and the refugees. And we told them [the Europeans]: ‘Sorry, we will open the doors and say goodbye to the migrants’,” Erdoğan said in his speech on Thursday.
He also lashed out at UN calls on Turkey to take in tens of thousands of Syrian refugees from Aleppo region massed on the border with Turkey, saying the United Nations has spent less than half a billion dollars in the crisis.
“Shame on you!” said Erdoğan, saying the UN should be telling states to take in refugees from Turkey.
Turkey is already hosting 2.5 million refugees from Syria’s civil war and hundreds of thousands from Iraq, and is increasingly bitter that it has been left to shoulder the burden.
Erdoğan said Turkey had already spent some $9bn (€8bn) on hosting the refugees since Syria’s almost half-decade civil war began.
The EU has agreed to give Turkey €3bn in financial aid for the refugees but the funds have yet to be handed to Turkey, two-and-a-half months after they were agreed.
TURKEY issued an extraordinary blackmail note to Europe tonight by threatening to send MILLIONS more migrants into the continent unless the EU agrees to hand over extra cash.
Turkish President threatens to send buses full of migrants to Europe
The threat follows what Mr Erdogan described as a “shameful” response to the Syrian migrant crisis
He said the Turkish government was being taken for “idiots” by Brussels
“I am sorry but we can open the doors, and tell the migrants ‘have a good’ journey'”
Michele Bachmann: Muslim Migrants Rape Women To Commit Jihad And ‘Destroy Western Christendom’ Submitted by Brian Tashman,
on Monday, 2/8/2016 2:05 pm
Michele Bachmann spoke with End Times radio hosts Jan Markell and Eric Barger on Saturday about the migration of Muslims into Western Europe and the United States,
calling it a “planned invasion” meant to destroy “Western Christendom.” “This clearly is an invasion,”
Bachmann said. “This is a planned invasion, not only in Europe but also in the United States, I believe for the specific purpose of destroying Western Christendom.”
Bachmann said that countries with large Muslim minorities like France now experience “Islamic jihad 24/7, terrorist bloodbath attacks 24/7,” warning that the same thing is coming to the U.S. unless we decide to have “no more immigration into the United States.”
Now, Bachmann said, Muslim migrants are raping Western women as part of their religious terrorism. “The more that come in, the more they act upon their religious convictions and their stated religious convictions,” she said. “The imams from the original countries that they come from, they recruit and send these guys to come in and to bring about this destruction.
Right now in Europe it’s called a ‘rape culture’ that’s coming into Sweden and Germany and all across Europe for the specific purpose of Islamizing these countries, and they are falling.” “Islamists have a plan,” Bachmann later added. “They have a plan to destroy Western Christendom.
It’s called civilization jihad. By bringing Islamists into our country and destroying us from in, they don’t need to just have a nuclear bomb. If they send their invading army into our countries and if young men are doing what they did on New Year’s Eve in Cologne, Germany, and other places where they are literally sexually attacking and raping and groping women and causing them to fear, we are looking at a completely ramped-up level of invasion one like we have never seen before.”
“Not only is Europe getting that, the United States is getting that, but we need to recognize what is happening,” she said.
“This isn’t unintentional. This is intentional and it’s meant to destroy Western Christendom.”
The former congresswoman and GOP presidential candidate then said that Muslim migrants from countries like Pakistan and Iran may pose as Central American refugees in order to enter the U.S., all thanks to Obama’s refugee policy.
Earlier in the same interview, Bachmann suggested that President Obama is an Antichrist-like figure bringing about the Last Days. Filed Under People:Michele Bachmann, Jan MarkellTopics:Islam, Anti-Muslim, End Times –
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Migrant crisis explained in numbers
Wed, January 27, 2016
A monthly record of 218,394 migrants and refugees reached Europe by sea in October, the UN says, almost as many as the total number of arrivals in 2014. We take a look at the shocking statistics facing the humanitarian crisis.