Nearly 1,000 refugees (most from Syria) were safely brought ashore in Italy after being abandoned by suspected smugglers on a merchant ship that was locked on automatic pilot and set on a collision course with the coast. December 2014. Source.
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on Europe Wednesday to take in more migrants and refugees from Syria and Iraq, saying his own country has borne the brunt of the refugee crisis and has been sheltering about 2 million people.
Turkey has spent $5.6 billion to care for 1.7 million Syrians and 300,000 Iraqis living in refugee camps or in Turkish cities, Erdogan said during a visit to Albania.
Speaking after meeting with his Albanian counterpart Bujar Nishani, Erdogan said developed countries should do their “duty” and offer solutions for the migration crisis.
We all witness “how the immigrants are dying in the Mediterranean and elsewhere,” Erdogan said. Hundreds of migrants have died so far this year in sea crossings trying to reach Europe. Most have perished when their overcrowded boats overturned or sank as they sailed from Libya to Italy.
“Can we be insensitive to these homeless, unsheltered poor people?” Erdogan asked. “Shouldn’t the developed countries offer a solution to these people? They have their obligations too. Everybody should do their own duty”…
F&ck off, Erdogan. You are helping to prolong the Syria crisis and we don’t want any more Muslims. We are suffering from Islamonausea.
We know what you are thinking: speaking to Turks in Turkish you tell them to “carry Islam to Europe victorious.”