Friday, 16 October 2015

Turkey holds Europe to ransom over migrants: Country issues list of demands - including 3 billion euros in 'aid' - in return for tightening border controls

Daily Mail
To get a grip on the crisis and halt the movement of migrants, EU states have now struck a deal with Turkey. The agreement made with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan at a summit in Brussels includes a possible €3bn (£2.2bn) in aid, something German Chancellor Angela Merkel said EU states were considering. EU officials have so far agreed to 500 million Euros.  It also includes the prospect of easier access to travel visas for 78 million Turks (which is likely to be limited at first to business travellers and students) and 're-energised' talks over Turkey joining the EU." .....
........EU plans to make it easier for Turkish nationals to get visas to travel to Europe, in return for Ankara's help in stemming the flow of Syrian refugees, have been denounced as 'madness' by Nigel Farage. The Ukip leader said the move was 'bordering on insanity' adding that 'agreeing to liberalise border requirements for 75 million Turkish nationals is a form of EU madness.' 'From a cost, security and cultural perspective, this is completely the wrong move."

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