"We did not ask for money from the European Union. But there is a partnership between us to prevent the flow of refugees to Europe. We are carrying out the plan [according to] Turkey’s responsibilities. The European Union needs to fulfill the part that lies its responsibilities," Bozkir told the state-owned TRT broadcaster.
On Friday, Italy protested against allocating funds from EU member states' budgets to Turkey and instead called for Ankara to be provided with 3 billion euros from the European Union’s common budget.