Turkey, Europe to swap first groups of migrants – RIGHTS – Hurriyet

Hurriyet the leading Turkish newspaper reports that Germany will take the first Syrian refugees subject to an EUTurkey pact on April 4, with its ambassador noting that the small group’s “resettlement” will serve as a “test” to determine deficiencies in the EU-Turkey readmission deal.

Source: Turkey, Europe to swap first groups of migrants – RIGHTS

Personally, I struggle to see how this deal will be successfully implemented. I fear that there are more risks than opportunities and the slow processes of the EU bureaucracy will not cope.

The refugees and economic migrants will continue to make their way to Europe, seeking a better life. I fear that the problem will change location but it will not be solved with current policies. Indeed the problem is likely to have been compounded by Angela Merkel’s interventions of last summer.


One response

  1. I’m with Dr Alf, this so-called “deal” is a licence for President Erdogan to print money, create more ISIS terrorists, allow the export of more Captagon and heroin and hold a sword of Damocles over the heads of Merkel, Cameron and Tusk.

    Migrants will go into Turkey and in exchange for that in 2021 we have to allow Turkey into the EU which means that even without free movement of people the UK’s population will be 80 million apart from illegal immigration based on current ONS projections. We have to give Turkey £3 billion GBP a year, of which the UK share is already £0.50 billion GBP, enough to keep Port Talbot open for 18 months yet the Government has ruled out anything on that scale due to the cost.

    Turkey will take in refugees but will have a built-in incentive to turn them into Turkish citizens also with free movement within Europe so that by 2025 all of them would be in Continental Europe or the UK. Turkey will be then able to argue that it needs more money to deal with new inflows of refugees and if EU leaders refuse it simply has to turn on the floodgates to apply pressure.

    Some of the refugees are embedded ISIS terrorists which Turkey will train and unleash to further their ambitions to rebuild the Ottoman Empire and Turkey will make more money for itself by allowing heroin to travel through its borders and territory into Europe.

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