Turkey said on Sunday that Turkey would not accept Afghan aid from European Union member states who fled their country for fear of Taliban reprisals. Recep Tayyip Erdogan Turkish Head of State A Charles Michel, in a telephone conversation with the President of the European Council, which brings together the leaders of the member states of the European Union.
We have received a request to host local staff of the European Union Mission in Afghanistan
His office explained the words of the Turkish president. Erdogan stressed that the EU cannot expect Turkey to take responsibility for others.
According to MTI, the Turkish president has been highly critical of the fact that EU member states have opened their doors to only a small group of people working for them who are now in trouble. He noted that his country had already taken in nearly five million refugees and therefore could not bear the additional burden. The Turkish president made a similar statement Angela Merkel During a telephone conversation with the German chancellor on Saturday.
After the phone conversation, Michel wrote on his Twitter page everything he discussed the situation in Afghanistan with Erdogan. He said that the crisis there is a common challenge for the European Union and Turkey.