December 10, 2022

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Crisis in Afghanistan: Turkey opposes refugee admission

As of: 08/22/2021 01:07 am

In view of the crisis in Afghanistan, Turkey fears a large refugee movement in the West. However, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan considers that he has already reached the limit of accepting immigrants from his home country.

In view of the crisis situation in Afghanistan, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is clearly opposed to accepting more refugees in his home country.

In a telephone conversation with President Angela Merkel, he reiterated that Turkey would not be able to bear the “extra burden” if the Afghans fled en masse to the west.

There are already millions of refugees living in Turkey

“A new relocation is inevitable unless the necessary steps are taken in Afghanistan and Iran,” Erdogan told Merkel. However, Turkey has already accommodated about five million refugees. Couldn’t do more.

Turkey has taken in more refugees than any other country in the world. In addition to the approximately 3.6 million people in Syria, there are already hundreds of thousands of other migrants living there, including people from Afghanistan.

More support for aid agencies

However, Merkel and Erdogan agreed that bringing the vulnerable population from Afghanistan to safety was a “priority”, according to German government spokesman Ulrich Demmer. In addition, Germany and Turkey want to more closely coordinate support for international aid agencies, and above all for the UN refugee agency.

Erdogan has already warned several times over the past few days about the impending mass exodus from Afghanistan to Turkey and the European Union. With this in mind, the Turkish government should do the same Construction of border wall with Iran Drive forward.

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