Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Turkey is no friend of Europe – her behaviour is blackmail

Now, thanks to the migration crisis, the tables have turned dramatically, so that it is Ankara, not Brussels, that finds itself holding all the aces, a drastic change in circumstance the Turks are determined to exploit for their own advantage.
The most graphic illustration of Turkey’s new assertiveness emerged in Brussels in the early hours of Monday morning after Mr Davutoglu had invited German Chancellor Angela Merkel to dinner at the Turkish Embassy, ostensibly to discuss the terms of the refugee deal negotiated over several weeks by EU President Donald Tusk. Instead Turkey’s prime minister presented her with a completely new set of demands that read more like a ransom note than a bargaining position."

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