‘We Can Bus The Refugees To Greece’

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Leaked documents published today by Euro2day.gr showing the minutes of a meeting between European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and President of the European Council Donald Tusk 

You’ll recall the EU/Turkey deal on November 29, 2015.

In return for €3billion, visa-free access to Schengen zone countries for the citizens of Turkey and a speeding up of the process of allowing Turkey into the EU, Turkey promised to stem the flow of refugees travelling from Turkey to Greece.

Last week it was revealed that Ireland will be giving €22.9million to the so-called Turkey Refugee Facility.

Before this deal on November 29, 2015, there was a meeting between the European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and President of the European Council Donald Tusk.

Leaked minutes of the meeting have been published by Euro2day.gr and purport to show at least some of the negotiations between the three men.

They discussed, among other things, the Schengen project, Turkey becoming a part of the EU, support for this among the EU member states, and the amount of money Turkey should receive to curb the number of refugees leaving Turkey’s shores.

After Mr Erdoğan asked Mr Juncker and Mr Tusk if Turkey would receive €6billion or €3billion, Mr Erdoğan apparently said:

We [Turkey] can open the doors to Greece and Bulgaria any time, and we can put the refugees on buses.”

A 12-kilometre fence was built along Turkey and Greece’s land border in 2011.

In addition, the minutes state:

Erdogan says that the EU will be confronted with more than a dead boy on the shores of Turkey. There will be 10,000 or 15,000. How will you deal with that?”

Meanwhile, it’s being reported that 33 people drowned off the Turkish coast this morning as they attempted to reach Lesbos island.

Leak reveals tense moments during Erdoğan-Juncker meeting (Today’s Zaman)

Previously: Ireland And The Turkey Refugee Facility

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H/T: Damian Mac Con Uladh

12 thoughts on “‘We Can Bus The Refugees To Greece’

  1. Buckthetrend

    Easy soften their cough.

    Suspend membership negotiations.Tear up the EU association agreement. Recall ambassadors for consultations. Greece and Bulgaria to close their borders. Issue advice to all prospective EU holiday makers and travel companies dealing with Turkey that all but essential travel to Turkey is to be avoided.

    1. B Hewson

      I don’t think you get it. The unelected bureaucrats, the Germans and their open border lefty cheerleaders in Ireland and elsewhere actually want tens of millions of migrants in Europe. This wouldn’t been seen a some sort of threat but a great idea.

      1. ahjayzis

        Refugees.

        But also,yeah, Germany and others do do need a demographic boost.

        None of what you’re bemoaning in hushed tones is a secret or a conspiracy.

    2. Spyros

      Bulgarian- Turkish border is 259km long. Bulgaria can close it’s borders in 15 minutes.
      Greece costline is 13,676 km .
      Greece cannot and will not do close it’s borders, unless more european countries assist with the operation.

      Instead, Germany and France advise Athens to purshase more ships from Berlin/Paris.

      Nobody wants to get their hands dirty , but history will judge us all.

  2. hehahahe

    good job erdogan. turkey was dealing with them since 4 years. they act stingy then let them deal with trash. dump them to their heaven. let’s see their precious european values.

  3. JamesConnolly

    Merkel is killing the possibility of the Social State in Europe.

    Thatcher had nothing on her.

    Mass economic migration of people who mostly have no education in to a continent with an unemployment crisis and low growth.

    All cheered on by the left today.

  4. B Hewson

    Each year 45,000 asylum seekers that have had applications rejected by France stay on in the country. They are debating in parliament if it is ok to move these rejected asylum applicants out if the country…

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