Erdogan: We host refugees, we do not do what Greece does

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The Turkish President left hints against Greece for an “anti-refugee” policy. Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in the presence of the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, as Hurriyet writes.

According to the Turkish newspaper, in joint press conference with the German Chancellor in IstanbulAsked about the refugees, Erdogan said: “Turkey is almost like a hostel. There are five million refugees from Syria, there are refugees from Iraq and 300,000 from Afghanistan. We do not do it like Greece. We will continue to host them, as we have done so far. We consider it our duty to host them, building houses for them. “We have already completed the construction of 60,000 houses and our goal is to increase them to more than 100,000,” said the Turkish president.

For her part, the German chancellor noted that “Turkey is doing an excellent job with regard to Syrian refugees.” He called for the continuation of the EU-Turkey refugee agreement and stressed the importance of the European Union supporting Ankara “in the fight against illegal immigration”.

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