It Coming: Turkey Wants More EU Money to Tackle Refugee Crisis
EU promised Turkey three billion euros for its assistance in
resolving the current refugee crisis. While EU member states are
still arguing about the funding, the Turkish government made it clear
that the proposed amount of money is insufficient, German newspaper
Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten reported.
the perspective of the Turkish government, the EU needs to spend
more money to tackle the current migration crisis.
three billion euros promised by the European Union is not enough
to resolve the situation.
are not begging for money from the EU. But if there is a
serious commitment to share this burden, we have to sit
down and talk about all details of the crisis,"
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu stressed in an interview
with the German Press Agency.
is a major transit country for refugees fleeing from Syria
to the EU. Unable to tackle the current refugee crisis
alone, the EU has promised Turkey money in exchange for keeping
refugees within its borders.
Ankara is taking advantage of Germany's vulnerability and trying
to use the situation for its own interests.
can expect Turkey to carry the entire burden alone,"
Davutoglu said, adding that his country had already spent almost nine
billion euros for refugees.
exchange for its assistance, Turkey awaits certain benefits
from the EU, the most desired of which — is future
membership in the Union. Earlier German Chancellor Angela Merkel
said that the country has still a long way ahead to become an EU
member, but Ankara seems not to notice Merkel's restrained
EU hat der Türkei in der Flüchtlingskrise drei Milliarden Euro
zugesagt. Während die Mitgliedstaaten noch um die Finanzierung
streiten, macht die türkische Regierung klar, dass das versprochene
Geld vermutlich nicht reichen wird.