February 28, 2020
I said from the beginning that Europe allowing Turkey to be the gatekeeper of the migrant crisis was simply going to lead to Europe being a hostage to the demands of Turkey.
Well, Europe has refused to meet the demands of Turkey following a dumb event in Syria, and now the gates are opening up.
Get ready for 2015 migrant crisis part 2, brought to you courtesy of Angela Merkel.
Turkey has announced it will no longer hold back people who wish to go to Europe and seek asylum there amid an escalation in Syria. Some have been quick to rush towards coasts and borders before Ankara changes its mind.
Would-be irregular immigrants have started trickling closer to Europe after top Turkish officials said Ankara would deliver on its threat and open the floodgates of migrants on Europe. The hopefuls are gathering in the Edirne province, which borders Greece and Bulgaria, as well as on Turkey’s Aegean coast close to the Greek island of Lesbos, AFP reported.
Scenes of people carrying backpacks and waving to the cameras were shown by the Turkish media and spread on social media.
Irregular migrants are walking towards northwestern Turkey to cross into Europe after airstrike by Assad regime in Syria’s Idlib pic.twitter.com/BmoEzAQDn0
— ANADOLU AGENCY (ENG) (@anadoluagency) February 28, 2020
— RT (@RT_com) February 28, 2020
Syrian refugees are entering towards Europe through Turkish border gates.
Turkey opened border crossings.
— Turkish Media pic.twitter.com/gIAsPAOCr4
— İbrahim Haskoloğlu (@haskologlu) February 28, 2020
In 2016, the EU agreed to pay Turkey €6 billion ($6.6 billion) and boost negotiations on its ascension into the union in exchange for stemming the flow of irregular migrants, which flooded Europe a year earlier. Ankara, which hosts some 3.6 million people from neighboring Syria, has long complained that Europe is not doing enough to help it carry the burden and failed to uphold its part of the bargain in some regards.
The greenlight for migration was given by Turkey after an escalation of hostilities in Syria’s Idlib province, where 33 Turkish soldiers were killed by a Syrian airstrike on Thursday. Ankara argues that it faces a new influx of refugees and thus is no longer in a position to stop them from going to Europe.
It was only a matter of time.
It was obvious in 2015 that Europeans had lost the will to live, based on the fact that they allowed their women to go out and protest in favor of flooding the country with Moslems.
So the clock was ticking. These people need welfare money and white women. They need free housing.
Maybe Europe will do whatever it is that Erdogan wants them to do this time, and Erdogan will close the border again. But it is really just a matter of time before the final flood comes and buries the continent.