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AK Party spokesperson, Justice and Development Party Omer Celik
AK Party spokesperson, Justice and Development Party Omer Celik said Turkey is no longer able to detain refugees wishing to travel to Europe

Celik: “Turkey is no longer able to hold refugees wishing to go to Europe”

AK Party spokesperson, Justice and Development Party Omer Celik said Turkey is no longer able to detain refugees wishing to travel to Europe.

Celik has made statements regarding the cowardly attack that killed 29 Turkish soldiers who died as martyrs.

“Our migration policy has not changed, but we are no longer able to retain refugees wishing to go to Europe,” he said.

“The migratory wave formed on the Turkish border by Syrian refugees fleeing the intense attacks of the Syrian regime, will not be stopped. Refugees wishing to go to Europe by land and sea, will not be stopped. The necessary instructions have been reported to coast guards and border security teams, “was announced.

Omer Celik revealed in the context that Ankara was looking for imminent access for refugees from Idlib in Syria, where about one million people were displaced.

Omer Celik added that orders in this regard were issued by the authorities to the Turkish security forces, the Coast Guard and the border security, against the exposure of migrants heading to Europe.

What the European Union countries fear most is seeing a new wave of Syrian refugees sweeping the continent.

Two of the countries that were wide open during the previous mass influx of refugees in 2015 – Germany and Sweden – are now unwilling to repeat that.

As for France, it was not greatly affected by the previous wave, but President Emmanuel Macron nevertheless seeks to spare his country from becoming the next collective haven. Instead, he proposed a mechanism for the proportional distribution of new refugees among all European Union member states.

But Eastern European countries categorically rejected this idea, especially Poland and Hungary.

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