Turkey Blackmails Europe on Visa-Free Travel

Turkey has threatened to renege on a landmark deal to curb illegal migration to the European Union if the bloc fails to grant visa-free travel to Europe for Turkey’s 78 million citizens by the end of June.

If Ankara follows through on its threat, it would reopen the floodgates and allow potentially millions of migrants from Africa, Asia and the Middle East to flow from Turkey into the European Union.

  • moraywatson

    Is it time to drop a bomb on Turkey? It will be much harder for the mass migration to occur if Turkey is a deep trench.

  • Clink9

    Sounds like a declaration of war.

    • Doug Kursk

      It should be taken as such..it was sheer folly to admit Turkey into Nato, much less the EU..

  • pdxnag

    They want to finish off Europe just like the Muslim invaders did to Constantinople. Rape and pillage and then Allahu Akbar! screaming from every corner every day, for ever and ever.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    I would call Turkey’s bluff by preparing a naval blockade. That country is already on Putin’s shit list.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Europe could stop the immigration if they would just shoot people crossing their borders from Turkey.
      Obliquely related.
      I’m watching Lethal Weapon 4 on AMC.
      Murtagh takes in a Chinese family he finds in his boat after discovering a snakehead ship on the coast of LA.
      What crap!

  • xavier

    Here’so the way to stop Erogodan’ cold

    1) recognize the Kurds and encourage their self determination
    2) arm them
    3) kick Turkey out of NATO and rescind all treaties with EUROPEAN
    4) find Kemalists and throw them some seed money to drive Erogodan’s absolutely bats hit crazy with paranoia