In an attempt to control the influx of refugees from Syria’s four million displaced citizens, Germany is asking for Turkey’s support in curbing the number of refugees coming from Turkey and the Middle East to Europe.
The EU is pleading against Turkey to aid in the newest plan to control and set a uniform approach in handling the Syrian refugee crisis.
It involves Turkey receiving financial support and manpower from the EU nations to curb the flow of Syrian refugees migrating from the Middle East to the EU to guarantee their safety.
Turkey To Control The Flow Of Syrian Refugees
Turkey is tasked to control the flow of Syrian refugees as the EU prepares to re-settle huge numbers or refugees on EU territory.
Turkish authorities are not quick to pick up the plan. According to an anonymous Turkish official, the EU is in a hurry. He said Turkey, having housed more than two million refugees for four years since the incident began, has fulfilled all that the EU is asking it to do. He agreed that funding must be increased along with some other needs Turkey needs to have in the draft.
European Commission Chief Jean-Claude Juncker presented a draft action plan to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan last October 5.
Does Not Compute
President Erdogan said Turkey houses more than 2.5 million Syrian refugees and 300,000 Iraqis fleeing from ISIS militants.
It has not formally approved the plan as the country needs to look at its strained economy and its decreasing resources in maintaining the lives of the two millions Syrians it houses.
Meanwhile, Europe has agreed to take more than 507,000 Syrian refugees should Turkey agree with the EU’s proposal.