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Could EU Deal Bring Thousands MORE Refugees to Europe?

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on March 9, 2016

Fears of a ‘migrant merry-go-round’ after Ankara offers to take back one illegal for every genuine asylum seeker resettled on the Continent

Tense negotiations broke up after 12 hours in Brussels, but EU leaders are confident a deal can be struck next week

— Ankara has offered to take back one illegal migrant for every genuine refugee that is resettled in Europe from Turkey

— Turkey accused of holding Europe to ransom after demanding an extra €3billion in aid – double the previous figure

— It also wants visa-free travel for Turks by June and accelerated talks on Turkey becoming a full member of the EU

Ukip leader Nigel Farage said: ‘EU actions are going from bad to catastrophic. Visa-free access to the EU for Turks will only encourage more economic migrants.

‘Turkey is a state with a terrible human rights record which has facilitated ISIS fighters and finance.

‘It’s completely wrong-headed of Cameron to support this move and indeed full Turkish accession.

‘How will an economically failing, migrant-flooded EU look in ten years’ time?’

David Davis, Tory spokesman for the Grassroots Out campaign, said: ‘We are being held to ransom by the Turkish government. This whole charade proves what pitiful influence we have within the EU.

‘The fact we are set to give Turkey £500million to help them deal with their own crisis – and then allow 77million Turks visa-free access to Schengen by the summer as a bonus – demonstrates that the EU is a very weak negotiator in these matters, and is a club we are better off not being a part of.’

Human rights groups have also been scathing about a Europe preaching democracy but cutting a deal with a Turkish government accused of persecuting opponents and breaching human rights.

Many are concerned about a quickfire process of deporting everyone back to Turkey with little regard for individuals.

The summit comes after Turkish police raided the offices of Zaman, a top-selling newspaper critical of Turkey’s government, on Friday.

John O’Brennan, Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration at Maynooth University in Ireland, tweeted: ‘EU norms of pluralism are being completely eviscerated. By the European Union itself. Shame on this dirty deal with Turkey.’

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