The European migration dates back from 2015, with many migrants daily arriving, especially after their stop-point in Turkey . It has been also known as the refugee crisis, mostly know by refugees coming from across the Mediterranean Sea to the EU countries. However, their main goal is to seek asylum and better economic future. In fact, people from southern countries were arriving in Europe as migrants far before 2015. For instance, between 2010 and 2013 1.4 million non-EU nationals, excluding asylum seekers and refugees arrived in the EU each year. However, the problem is not only in Europe. The United States are struggling with immigration at a high level very often.
As the Regular Reporter found out that most of the immigrants come from Muslim-majority countries in regions south and east of Europe, including the Greater Middle East and Africa. One of their main stops, before arriving in the EU is Turkey. In fact, Turkey has been most affected by the wave of immigrants, because they have caused chaos recently by breaking through the border with Turkey, as BILD the German Newspaper reported.
The Threats Are Coming From Turkey’s president Erdogan
The everyday chaos and tensions at the Turkey-Syria border, have been hard not only for Turkey’s president, but also for the people living there. Thrashed streets, Turkish military taking action at every corner are the everyday picture for the Turkish population. However, the Turkey’s President has had enough.
In fact, Recep Tayyip Erdogan had threeatened the EU, despite the strict regulations proposed by the Union. The threat was followed by Erdogan’s sayings that he will open his country borders for migrants, if they don’t receive sufficient international assistance to care for Syrian refugees and the security zone in northeastern Syria, which can settle one million refugees.
Erdogan: “Either that happens – or we open the gates“.
Turkey Working Together With The USA
Ankara’s goal after the EU-Turkey agreement in 2016 has been to curb migration by the sea and land towards Europe. For that occasion they’ve received billions for the Union as a support for the refugees. In recent years the United States have been included in the refugee work alongside with Erdogan’s country. They are now building a Kurdish security refugee zone, which could settle more immigrants, according to Erdogan.
“Our goal is for at least one million of our Syrian brothers to return to the security zone we will build along our 450-kilometer border,” said the Turkey president. Turkey could build houses in the zone instead of tents for refugees, said Erdogan.
However for this mission to be a success, they’re in need of logistical support to build houses along the 30km border. So far they haven’t received any support, nor international or European. In fact the EU is providing “substantial refugee support” in Turkey, with 5.6 of the € 6.0 billion agreed, and the rest will follow soon.
Erdogan’s Deal With Refugees
The spring of 2016 was crucial for Turkey, because the agreement with the EU entered into force and all immigrants who illegally came to the Greek Island might be send back to Turkey. However, the number of immigrants arriving in the EU from Erdogan’s country has significantly risen.
According to the UN refugee agency UNHCR, 8103 people were displaced from Turkey to the Greek islands in August. When the EU-Turkey agreement came into force in March 2016, only about 5,800 people lived in the camps.