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Turkey plays nuclear card, warns EU it will flood Europe with millions of refugees

Turkey plays nuclear card, warns EU it will flood Europe with millions of refugees

Angela Merkel’s fragile deal to keep migrants (displaced by US/EU wars) contained within Turkey’s borders is about to fall apart, and with it so too goes what is left of the European Union.

What is playing out could have been predicted back when the incompetent Merkel rushed off to Ankara to make a deal with Erdogan to stem the migrant flow.

Erdogan complied with Merkel’s wishes, but the Turkish President had expected concessions for his compliance, and when Erdogan came calling, to campaign to the millions of Turks living in Germany, Merkel reneged.

Erdogan is now playing the nuclear card that will crush the fragile, dysfunctional, and corrupt EU. Here is how it plays out…

  1. Erdogan grants free passage to the millions of migrants and refugees stuck in Turkey, fleeing US and EU sponsored wars.
  2. The millions of migrants (sprinkled with a few ISIS jihadists) flood the EU market.
  3. Elections in France and the Netherlands sees huge boosts for anti-migrant parties.

What happens next is as unpredictable as is Erdogan’s next move, as he toys with Merkel and Europe like a cat fiddling around with a helpless and hapless little mouse, right before it goes for the kill.

Zerohedge reports

As we noted moments ago, the tit-for-tat aggression resumed its escalation between Turkey and the Netherlands, with Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus exclaiming from Ankara that “Europe’s politicians are under fascist, neo-nazi influence” and in response, Turkey will suspend all high-level diplomatic meetings and cancel all flight permissions for Dutch politicians.

As part of its furious response, Turkey said it would impose various travel sanctions on Dutch diplomats such as halting all high-level political discussions with the Netherlands in the wake of the Dutch government’s decision to bar two cabinet ministers from campaigning in the country. Kurtulmus said during a news conference following a weekly cabinet meeting that Ankara also is closing its air space to Dutch diplomats until the Netherlands meets Turkish requests, according to the AP.

Kurtulmus also says the Dutch ambassador to Turkey, who was traveling when the diplomatic row started, won’t be allowed to return, and said that Turkey’s government plans to advise parliament to withdraw from a Dutch-Turkish friendship group.

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It was unclear what the sudden Turkish escalation means for economic ties between the two nations: as a reminder,  Dutch direct investment in Turkey amounts to $22 billion, making the Netherlands the biggest source of foreign investment with a share of 16%.  Furthermore, Turkish exports to the Netherlands totalled $3.6 billion in 2016, making it the tenth largest market for Turkish goods, according to the Turkish Statistical Institute. Turkey imported $3 billion worth of Dutch goods in 2016. Should the diplomatic spat lead to a collapse in trade relations, a Turkey recession is all but assured.

Kurtulmus said the political sanctions will apply until the Netherlands takes steps to “redress” its actions. He said: “There is a crisis and a very deep one. We didn’t create this crisis or bring to this stage.”

However the most troubling development, and one which has the potential to sway the outcome of the Dutch election which will be held in less than two days, is that in the final power play aimed towards Merkel, Kurtulmus exclaimed that since Europe has not kept its promises on the migrant deal, for us that agreement has ended.

Which means that one year after it collected $3 billion for the migrant deal, Turkey has just voided the agreement, and the next step would be that Turkey is about to flood Europe with refugees currently held inside Turkish borders. And since by some estimates Turkey currently harbors over 2 million potential migrants, Europe’s refugee situation is about to get far worse, and as a corollary, support for anti-immigrant political organizations across the continent is about to take another step function higher.

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gbardizbanian
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gbardizbanian

The EU, the US and the whole international community are to blame! If Turkey had been obliged to recognize the Armenian genocide once and for all the situation would be different. Turkish governments would behave differently and keep a low profile. Now that they have realized that they could commit a genocide and get away with it, there is no limit to their arrogance. Germany had to repent for the holocaust, Turkey on the contrary is courted by East and West: they are getting away with a genocide, with the invasion of Cyprus, with the killing of Kurdish civilians in… Read more »

nshah
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nshah

It’s their warmongering, destabilizing and looting robbing on other countries’ resources that created all these refugees.. The prophecy of Gaddafi proves to be true.., so they should take the burdens..! as for Erdogan.. it’s just business as usual..!

nshah
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nshah

it’s not about Suria only.. there were refugees too in Suria (not to mention the Palestinian Camp/s) b4 they set their hands and foot in Suria 6 yrs ago..!
As for Erdogan, it’s not about blackmailing like the west used to do.. it’s just business as usual.. he saw.., he acted & make cash out of opportunities of making money.. not Toilet paper$ but euro€..!

nshah
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nshah

Invaded..!?? lol.., just like what the stinking cesspool Usrahell and their western vassals did.. an eye for an eye..! and I have no sympathy of what’s currently happens regarding the refugees.. as they just follows the $$$..!

nshah
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nshah

Ya.. the same things/methods Putin’s are doing now safe guarding the Eurasia stuffs for the country’s interests..! it’s all about money..!
Hope we’ll live long enough to witness the outcome of all this..!
At least Putin did all these for one main reason, which is to crushed down the sinking stinking empayar.. and their toilet papers to free the world and helps to wakes up all the slumbering citizens of the west..!

nshah
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nshah

Refugees created by the Usrahell and their western vassals who trained and armed terrorists to collapses (not to mention of innocent civilian casualties) sovereign countries to put their puppets there..?
I’m glad that Erdogan found ways while making real money (not Toilet papers) at the same time..!
If the MENA countries are doing all the above mentioned.. it’ll definitely will be the opposite of what’s going on currently.. Still, Erdogan will get the same opportunity.. but this time it will have to be in gold.. no newspaper type of money.. It’s business as usual.. Lol..!

my2Cents
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my2Cents

Logic like that gives me instant braincramp

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