Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan today has blasted EU and UN pressure to open Turkey’s borders to more refugees from Syria, threatening to send the millions already in the country to other states in busloads. He told a gathering of businessmen.
“We do not have the word ‘idiot’ written on our foreheads. Don’t think that the planes and the buses are there for nothing. We will do the necessary,” Erdo?an told a business forum in Ankara.
The European Union had agreed in talks to give Turkey €3 billion to handle the refugees but there is disquiet in Turkey because the money hasn’t come yet.
The EU is depending on Turkey, a Muslim majority country in their southern border to prevent refugees from flooding it.