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Turkish PM Threatens Germany With ‘Hundreds of Thousands of New Refugees'

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Turkey wants to continue its attacks against the Kurds in Syria; in a phone call with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Turkey's Prime Minister warned of a "new wave of hundreds of thousands of refugees" if Kurdish fighters start an offensive.

Despite international appeals, Turkey will continue its attacks on Kurdish positions in northern Syria, German newspaper Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten (DWN) wrote.

This was announced by Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu in a telephone conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU), as his office announced on Sunday.

According to Davutoglu, Turkey wants to prevent aggression on the side of Kurdish fighters. He also warned Merkel of a "new wave of hundreds of thousands of refugees" from Syria if Kurdish fighters start an offensive.

"Our security forces have given the necessary response and will continue to do so," Davutoglu told Merkel.

The Erdogan government is the last hope for Merkel to solve the refugee crisis, and therefore she has to silently watch his uncontrollable behavior, the newspaper wrote.

The US and France have called on Turkey to stop the attacks on Kurdish positions in northern Syria, but so far without any positive results.

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  • AnomicDust
    The implied harm from this threat is greater than shooting down the su24.
    Erdogan & Devil Dog are stepping on the wrong toes and it won't end well for them.
  • cast235
    Turkey been attacking Syria for the longest, FORCING families to RUN, and then claiming is Russia.
    Now? They just winning because of Russian BIG MOUTH . Russia should had SHUT UP, for once, and say this, " We here to give back Syrian's their country. And will not stop until we accomplish such goal." That's it. Turkey would had been fearing Russian involvement. NATO or no NATO.
    Because Turkey will wake up to a BIG surprise. When Russia attack Turkish assets, NATO will play the deaf. And will say, you wet attacking first, to prevent a world war. NATO is not suicidal either.
    Turkey may try the strait closing just to get Russia sinking all it finds. Just for a fools ambitions?
  • Baybars
    Blackmailing son of a gun. Was the 3 Billion dollars given to Turkey to stem the flow of people not enough?

    I would like to add Turkey to the short list of countries that should not exist today because like the occupiers of Palestine, far too many Turkish people actually like and follow Erdogan so getting rid of the government alone is not enough.
  • Beady-eyed Insomniac
    Crackhead Erdogan is intent on bringing Germany to its economic knees. Have not got the figures to hand, but Germany is Russia's most significant trading partner, which is why they are in his sights.
  • Воин Света
    Maybe it's time that Europe finally rejects Turkey's application to join the EU and introduces economic sanctions against them. Let's see how well Turkey fares with sanctions from both Russia and the EU.

    As for the threat of refugees, call his bluff.
  • vendor
    Build a wall across Bulgaria, Macedonia, and Greece. Put soldiers on the border and tell the Turks - go ahead.
  • siberianhusky
    And Turkey want to join the EU ?
    Wish them luck after this debacle. Anybody in Europe with a brain would / should be very much against that.
  • goldcamshaft
    "You bomb my tent, kill my vifee, maim my children, destroy my country. I now come to your castle to live with your vifee and family."
    When the cost of dealing with this matter is calculated years from now, (govt. air travel, manpower in each country, consular expenses etc it will exceed 200 billion dollars and counting.
    Has anyone ever figured out that other countries, that are in the eyes of the us and europe not included in the international community, may be willing to take some of these refugees if the 200++ billion dollars is allocated to them in proportion to the amount of refugees taken in. Lots of countries need more people to improve their economy and may be very willing, as long as they are supported throughout this assignment. Refugees should not just be dumped upon their shores.
    This action will indeed delineate those who really are refugees from those who want to just improve their economic standings. Start this process, then you will see how many of them will willingly return home to their dear motherland. Syria does not look so bad as the west likes to portray it. The Bashir government is functioning quite efficiently and effectively, given the amount of distraction and pressure placed upon it by so called "world powers" and the very small group of closely-knit self-endowed "international community".
    Syria, unlike most other countries during a war, still make sure students write their examinations, rebuild their institutions, seek peace with eager listeners and does its best for the people of Syria.
    Also, Instead of giving billions of dollars to Turkey, give it to Syria to build camps in safe areas for the ones vacating the war area. They will be at home soon.
  • cmat.wolfgang
    Again and again does that elderly childless woman make big mistakes by hoping and begging that Turkey would come to the help of Germany and the EU. She just pushed over more than a hundred years of experience with immigration.

    The only solution would be that the EU member states solve that migrant problem themselves.

    The first thing would be to change the immigration laws INSIDE EU which were ratified in Brussels under totally different circumstances. Look how the USA and Australia restrict immigration. Immigration can only be possible by a legal visum, everybody else is refused entry. This is a war and closing eyes or begging Turkey will not solve that problem!
  • klod.infobeez
    What a despictable way to use people as a kind of commercial asset.

    But what could we hope from a "muslim brotherhood" dictator with a fair amount of megalomania ?
  • Mitach2002
    Lol. Thank god you let them into NATO. Lol
  • Zhukov
    NATO also wants to depopulate Syria to weaken it.
  • jasin reply toZhukov(Show commentHide comment)
    Zhukov, Yeah. This is a NATO op. Turkey is doing exactly what they have all agreed to.
  • michael
    yes, but how far will they get? Doesn't this pm read of the problems and threats in the southern states of the eu. The 'human wave' may not even get to germany. So, where the power of the threat? This is the threat of one with a reduced mental capacity.
  • michaelin reply tosiberianhusky(Show commentHide comment)
    siberianhusky, agreed but do eu politicos qualify (for a brain)? :)
  • michaelin reply toklod.infobeez(Show commentHide comment)
    klod. but that is how people are seen in the west (and in other places) as nothing but objects. Sometimes useful as economic or commercial factors.
  • tesseney61
    Turkey is nothing after Otomon empire even the name Turkey was given to her by the Kazhar empire through m15 of england, so turkey is a puppet of zion.
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