NO TO DIRTY DEAL WITH TURKEY : Reactions on Merkel Visit!


Sous-traiter à Recep Tayyip Erdoğan – Outsourcing to Erdogan

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Merkel’s concession for Turkey’s help

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Sous-traiter à Recep Tayyip Erdoğan : une solution miracle qui n’aidera pas l’Europe à long terme

Commentant la visite de Mme Merkel en Turquie, Guy Verhofstadt, président de l’alliance des démocrates et des libéraux pour l’Europe (ADLE), a mis en garde les dirigeants européens contre l’externalisation de nos problèmes, une solution miracle qui n’aidera pas l’Europe à faire face à la crise des réfug
iés à long terme. Sans une véritable politique européenne de migration et de droit d’asile et une stratégie commune pour mettre fin au bain de sang en Syrie, le destin de l’Europe restera dans les mains des puissances voisines de l’UE.

“Il faut un renforcement de la coopération avec la Turquie afin de fournir aux réfugiés de meilleures conditions. Cependant, la coopération avec la Turquie ne doit pas remplacer les efforts de l’Europe pour faire face à cette crise. Si nous poursuivons notre politique d’externalisation de la crise des réfugiés à la Turquie et si nous laissons la Russie et les États-Unis mettre fin au bain de sang en Syrie, l’Europe sera de plus en plus vulnérable face aux décisions prises par Vladimir Poutine et Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, cette situation est loin d’être idéale.”

“Externaliser la crise des réfugiés sera tout aussi peu efficace. Nous avons tort de penser que les réfugiés resteront en Turquie parce que nous accélérons les négociations d’adhésion et versons 3 milliards d’euros à M. Erdoğan. Les réfugiés et les migrants économiques à la recherche d’un avenir meilleur trouveront toujours un moyen pour fuir vers l’Europe “.

“Nous ne pourrons répondre efficacement à cette crise que si nous sommes prêts à mettre en place une véritable politique européenne. Malheureusement, les trois mesures nécessaires, sont constamment bloquées par les États membres n’ayant pas la volonté politique d’établir un contrôle commun des frontières et des côtes, une révision du règlement de Dublin et l’instauration d’une carte bleue pour une migration légale. “

Outsourcing to Erdogan is a “quick-fix” that will not help Europe in the long-term

Commenting on Chancellor Merkel’s visit to Turkey, Guy Verhofstadt has today warned that outsourcing Europe’s problems to Turkey is a quick fix solution, which will not help Europe tackle the refugee crisis in the long-term. Without a real European migration-and asylum policy and a joint strategy to end the bloodshed in Syria, Europe’s fate will remain in the hands of powers neighbouring the EU.

“We need strong co-operation with Turkey to help provide refugees with better conditions, but collaboration with Turkey should not supplant Europe’s efforts to deal with the refugee crisis itself. If we continue our policy of outsourcing the refugee crisis to Turkey and leaving it to Russia and the US to end the bloodshed in Syria, Europe will become increasingly vulnerable to decisions taken by Putin and Erdogan, which is far from an ideal situation.”

“Outsourcing the refugee crisis to Turkey will also be ineffective. It is a fantasy to think that refugees will stay in Turkey because we open up chapters to speed up the accession negotiations and give 3 billion euros at Erdogan. Refugees and economic migrants looking for a better future will always find ways to flee to Europe.”

“We can only respond to this refugee crisis effectively if we are willing to put in place a meaningful European policy to deal with it. Unfortunately the three measures needed to secure this are constantly obstructed by Member States themselves, who lack the political will to deliver a common border and coast guard, an overhaul of the Dublin regulation and the installation of a blue card for legal migration.”
Guy Verhofstadt
the leader of the European Liberals and Democrats

Erdoğan wants a dirty deal

The Council has agreed to develop an action plan with Turkey with the aim to keep refugees there, instead of allowing them into Europe.

As winter approaches and it is becoming even more dangerous for refugees to cross the Mediterranean, we cannot wait any longer to take action. We must work with Turkey and our regional neighbours to ensure the safety of refugees, but Erdoğan wants a dirty deal in which the EU gives him funding to take in refugees, while turning a blind eye to his war on Kurdish people.

As Europeans we have built a European Union based on a commitment to human rights, including solidarity and the right to asylum. We cannot accept a dirty deal with Turkey that could cost the lives of more Kurdish people and the liberty and independence of more journalists.

What we need is safe and legal pathways for refugees and migrants to enter Europe, granting them international protection. Refugees should be relocated throughout Europe according to a mechanism based on solidarity and member states’ economic capacities, as well as refugees’ individual needs.”

The EU must support its own member states to process individual applications for asylum according to international laws and integrate refugees into our societies.

We cannot accept a dirty deal with Turkey. Through our negotiations and our actions we must protect the rights of refugees and call for an immediate end to Erdoğan’s war on the Kurdish people.

Gabi Zimmer
President of the GUE/NGL group in the European Parliament,

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