Turkey FM: Religious wars and a new flood of migrants

Thursday, 16 March, 2017 - 17:00

Speaking at a rally in Antalya on Thursday, Cavusoglu said religious wars will soon break out in Europe, Reuters reported. Late Wednesday he warned the EU that he would suspend a refugee agreement to house migrants heading for Europe in his country.

The foreign minister spoke about the outcome of the parliamentary elections in the Netherlands. He made no distinction between Geert Wilders and Mark Rutte who won a majority of the votes, despite Wilders campaigning for the closure of mosques and banning of the Koran.

Dutch politicians are taking the continent “to a cliff” he said. Cavusoglu warned that Wilders’ beliefs are shared by most across the Netherlands. “There is no difference between the mindsets of Geert Wilders and social democrats in the Netherlands. They all have the same mindset…that mindset is taking Europe to the cliff. Soon wars of religion may and will start in Europe,” Cavusoglu said, according to Reuters.

On Wednesday he suggested that Turkey would soon be flooding Europe with new migrants. “We may cancel the readmission agreement. The EU has been wasting our time on the visa liberalisation issue. We are not applying the readmission agreement at the moment, and we are evaluating the refugee deal,” Cavusoglu during an interview with 24 TV.

Source: FWM.