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    German Chancellor Angela Merkel

    Merkel Expects Many Refugees to Return Home Once Wars Over

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    German Chancellor Angela Merkel expects that many refugees will go back to their home countries once peace has returned to Syria and Iraq, according to German media reports on Saturday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Over a million of asylum seekers arrived in Germany last year. Many of them fled hostilities and poverty in North Africa and the Middle East, specifically the nearly-five-year-long war in Syria.

    "We expect that once peace has returned to Syria and Islamic State has been defeated in Iraq – that you will also go back home with the knowledge you have acquired here," Merkel said at her party’s meeting in the northeastern town of Neubrandenburg.

    Merkel pointed to the Geneva refugee convention that, she said, set the initial period during which a host country is required to give refugees protection at three years. The chancellor cited Germany’s experience with Yugoslavian refugees, most of whom returned to their homeland after Yugoslav Wars ended.

    Merkel’s government has been under pressure over its open-door policy toward refugees after a series of sexual assaults on women by asylum seekers hit German cities on New Year’s Eve.

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    • terryjohnodgers
      Anyone who has studied the ideology of Islam would know that what Merkel is saying here is pure propaganda to get the German people off her back.

      When the Islamic Ummah establishes itself in any land it is there forever or until expelled because the land they then live in is considered to be Islamic.
    • Lalibela
      don't believe Merkel. She lost her mind.
    • lianasammartino
      merkel is there to sell the gullible German people their OWN DEMISE and European as well!!
    • jas
      At this point, I don't think she's fooling anyone. She knows the refugees have no intention of leaving. She's also starting to renege on Nord Stream agreement. She's no good.
    • Aon Duine
      She looks like an Alien trying to mimic human emotions.
    • cast235
      Germany should talk with Russia about that. Maybe they could begin returning before is over. Just once areas are secured.
    • Is that so madam mackerel.. the west had ruined their home that will take years to be rebuild.. If I'm a refugee I won't leave your country/region until prosperity is back in my country that you and your friends had ruined it.. still it's not a promise.. as I might fell in love with your country by then.. Those who crossed the sea with the knowledge of knowing it's a life and death journey.. would not hesitates to fight for their lives to live once they've reached ground..! They're all walking dead men/women/children.. who are supposed to be dead while at sea.. or in the hand of your Mullah Erdogan Camp and won't lose a bloody tiny thing...! That's the mentality of the refugees..
    • terryjohnodgers... Do take a look back at the histories of the Anglo-Saxon too.. with all the genocidal acts too.. hehehe.. Learn islam if you can't comprehend.. Godless scums have no boundaries..! Learn /educate urself to understand what's extremists and fanatics are..! These are the most important tools in conquering.. which even the pagan knows..!
    • Germany really needs a revolutiony uprising to get rid of this EU parasite, including the ones she invited. She has been no more than a treasonous and cancerous tumor to both Germany and the EU alike because of her being manipulated by the satanic septic (US) NATO/N.W.O.!!! Full of words of B/S. Unfortunately the EU have gone past the point of no return. It is one thing to loose its sovereignty, BUT, something again when you loose your IDENTITY!!! THAT IS SOMETHING ALMOST UNFORGIVABLE!!!
    • hp
      (P.S.) But only if they're paid more to go, than to stay.
    • My GⓄⓄgle
      Maybe she did lose her mind as some of her countrymen had suggested. Poor woman.
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