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Migrant crisis tops agenda at German-Turkey gov't meeting

AP , Friday 22 Jan 2016
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Europe's migrant crisis is the main issue at a meeting in Berlin Friday of top officials from Germany and Turkey.

Germany saw an unprecedented 1.1 million asylum seekers arrive last year, many of them fleeing conflicts in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.

Facing growing domestic pressure, Chancellor Angela Merkel wants Turkey to help stop the flow of migrants from coming to Europe.

She has urged other European Union members to make good on their pledge of giving Turkey 3 billion euros ($3.3 billion) to improve conditions for almost 3 million refugees living there.

But Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu told German news agency dpa ahead of the meeting that even 3 billion euros may not be enough because nobody knows how long the crisis will last.

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22-01-2016 12:01pm
The EU should REALLY give as much as necessary for refugees in Turkey!
It is unrealistic to believe the refugee influx will go on and on at the present pace without further all-out confrontation from parts of the EU population. Conditions for the refugees will unnessarily tighten until getting more or less unsupportable and in their turn causing an all-out confrontation from the part of the refugees in the European countries they are just living in. Nobody can want this, even in their very own best interests.
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