Turkey slams Greece on the “extremely immoral” money for less refugees scheme

Advertisment

Turkish Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hami Aksoy criticised a letter Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis sent to European leaders that proposed more funds in return of fewer refugees from Turkey to Europe.

Aksoy said that the letters Mitsotakis sent to French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel was “a product of an extremely immoral, warped mindset.”

In the letter sent earlier this week, Mitsotakis had called the European Union to establish a financial mechanism for Turkey that would offer more funds to Turkey for the care of refugees, in exchange of limiting the number of refugees going to Europe.

“It is well-documented how Greece treated inhumanely and ashamedly to refugees arriving at its door, before the eyes of the world. Their proposal is the product of an extremely warped and immoral mindset,” he said adding that Turkey so far spent $40 billion for the 4 million refugees it hosts.

According to Ankara, the EU also backed away from political commitments as part of the deal, including visa liberalization for Turkish citizens traveling to Europe, opening new chapters for Turkey joining the Union accession process and negotiations on upgrading the EU-Turkey Customs Union.

*Source: Anadolu Agency

Spread the love
Advertisment

GCT A
Leave a Comment
Published by
GCT A

Recent Posts

  • Greek NEWS

Greek MFA: Turkey offends the international community with Islamic prayers in Hagia Sophia

With the popularity of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan diminishing due to the declining economic… Read More

3 hours ago
  • CULTURE
  • SOCIETY

History of Greece’s famous Komboloi

The Komboloi is known to be a favourite pastime for many Greeks and used as a… Read More

6 hours ago
  • Orthodoxy

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America: “Violence only breeds violence”

Referring to the death of an unarmed man, George Floyd, while in police custody in… Read More

8 hours ago
  • Seniors' News by St Basil's
  • CULTURE
  • FAMILY

Caring for our much loved elderly during COVID-19 times

The attempt to shield the elderly and vulnerable during these unprecedented times of COVID-19 has… Read More

9 hours ago
  • WORLD News

Cross removed from Armenian church in Turkey by attacker (VIDEO)

Another church has been attacked in Turkey. The cross at the door of the Surp… Read More

19 hours ago
  • Greek NEWS

Greece open for travel from June 15th

The tourism ministry on Friday announced the list of countries for which Greece's borders will… Read More

20 hours ago