German official: Erdogan's threats are screaming for help from Europe after his failure with Russia

Norbert Rutgen, head of the Foreign Policy Committee of the German Bundestag, described the recent actions of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as a "crying out for Europe's help."

The deputy candidate for the leadership of the Christian Democratic Union said that the request for help came under the guise of a form of threat to Europe.

"We need to understand this this way, not as a provocation," he added to the Frankfurter Mainen Sonntagzeitung (FAS) newspaper yesterday.

He pointed out that Erdogan failed in his attempts to cooperate with Russia in Syria, and that he therefore gives a signal to the West in this way, noting that Europe must now "provide additional funds and additional assistance to care for refugees temporarily."

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attacked Europe yesterday, due to its failure to provide support in Syria, and threatened it to open borders to refugees.

Erdogan said earlier: that his country has opened its borders with the European Union for Syrian refugees. On Saturday, Turkish Interior Minister Suleiman Soylu revealed that more than 47,000 migrants left Turkey across its borders with European Union countries.



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