Erdogan says EU fails to meet commitments under migration deal with Turkey
The European Union does not meet its commitments on readmission of migrants on under the agreement with Ankara, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, Trend reported citing Sputnik.
“We are making great efforts in the Aegean Sea to prevent new tragedies with refugees. The agreement with the European Union has played a deterrent role, and Turkey continues to fulfil its obligations. But we see that the European Union does not follow the readmission mechanism, as required by the agreement, ”Erdogan said late on Tuesday at a joint press conference with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, who on a visit to Turkey.
Currently, 4 million refugees are residing in Turkey, while the country has spent about $35 billion on hosting them, the president stressed.