Kurds could come to Germany en masse if visa deal is reached with Turkey, says German politician
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By Rudaw 21 March 2016 – A German politician in a political party close to German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party claimed on Sunday that if the European Union and Turkey reached a deal to halt the illegal immigration of migrants into Europe through Turkey then Kurds may well leave Turkey’s southeast and travel to Germany in large numbers.
“It could ultimately lead to more immigration, especially if you take visa freedom into account. Many, many Kurds fleeing the Turkish government could come to Germany.” said Marcus Soeder of the Christian Social Union (CSU) party to the German ZDF broadcaster.
As part of the EU-Turkish deal Europe will return migrants who went from Turkey across to the Aegean to Greece back to Turkey and then take in an equal number of actual refugees from camps across Turkey. Additionally the EU will give Turkey billions of euros worth of financial assistance to help them host the 2.7 million Syrians in their country as well as grant them the right to travel to the EU without having to obtain a visa as well as step-up negotiations for Turkish admission into the union. Soeder appears to believe that Kurds as citizens of Turkey will flee the unstable war-zone the Kurdish-majority southeast of Turkey has once again become as Ankara once again seeks to dismantle the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in that area. www.mesop.de