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Turkey wins the human trafficking contest with the EU – wants 6 billion Euros


EU will expel refugees to Turkey, re-admit them from there, under ‘game-changing’ plan

… from Russia Today, Moscow

Turkey going for the gold in Brussels

Turkey going for the gold in Brussels

[ Editor’s Note: This should be called the Turkish shakedown versus a negotiation. Turkey wants to up the $3 billion to $6 billion, where most of the services provided to the refugees there will pass only through the supporters of Erdogan’s party at prices I doubt there will ever be a close accounting, much less an audit or investigation.

And the “visas now” for Turks will send a wave of economic Turkish refugees into the EU, including a crime wave equal to unleashing the Ukrainian gangsters in the EU will be when their turn comes.

So Erdogan will have swapped the Middle East refugee flood for processing some Syrian refugees, and then unloading unemployed Turks onto the EU so they can send Euros back home.

This will be called a successful deal, and it certainly will be for Turkey; and not it will be able to do whatever it wants to disrupt the Syrian peace process to keep the EU on the hook. The EU will be able to do nothing, lest Erdo unleash the refugees again. You just can’t make this stuff upJim W. Dean ]



– First published  …  March 07, 2016

Turkey has offered to take back unregistered migrants from Greece while sending the same number of genuine Syrian refugees to the EU. In return, Ankara wants double the promised EU funding, visa-free travel, and faster progress towards EU membership.

“We want to prevent waves of refugees, and tragic events in the Aegean Sea,” said prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu, following a summit with 28 EU heads of states in Brussels, which had to be extended into the early evening. Hours earlier, 25 migrants drowned off the Turkish coast, en-route to Greece. “With these new proposals, we aim to rescue refugees, discourage those who misuse and exploit their situation, and find a new era in Turkey-EU relations.”

On Monday morning, the Turkish politician promised “game-changing ideas” as he headed into the meeting with European leaders keen to close the Balkan route used by more than 800,000 migrants to enter the continent last year.

The joint draft produced by the end of the session lived up to his pledge. According to document, published by Reuters, “for every Syrian readmitted by Turkey from Greek islands, another Syrian will be resettled from Turkey to the EU member states.”

Last week, Turkey promised to take back failed asylum seekers from Europe if they had passed through its territory, but the new initiative presents a considerable logistical challenge. A strengthened EU force would have to scour the Greek islands and deport refugees – despite the objections of human rights organizations – while another in Turkey would have to process claims before sending them on to Europe.

NATO’s fleet will provide the muscle for the operation.

“NATO is starting activities in [Greek and Turkish] territorial waters today. We are expanding our cooperation with the EU’s border agency Frontex, and we are expanding the number of ships in our deployment,” said NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, as he stood next to Davutoglu at the final press conference. France and Britain have pledged new vessels for the fleet.

The EU said it would offer Turkey €3 billion between now and 2018, in addition to the €3 billion it had already promised to implement the scheme last year. It would also offer Turkish citizens visa-free travel through the Schengen area, starting from June, as opposed to tentatively reviewing the possibility in October.

“Turkey are offering more and demanding more,” said one senior diplomat to Reuters, as European officials publicly insisted that the issues of migrants and EU integration remain separate.

After presenting the interim proposal – which will be subject to political and likely, legal challenges – the politicians returned to the negotiating table for another round of talks, which are scheduled to wrap up on Monday night.

Press freedom criticism

EU politicians took time out on Monday to criticize tightening censorship in Turkey, following the takeover of the country’s largest opposition newspaper Zaman. The newspaper had been accused of links with President Tayyip Recep Erdogan’s arch-enemy Fethullah Gulen, though Turkish officials said the case was “not politically-motivated.”

Freedom of the press is “a non-negotiable element of our European identity” said European Parliament President Martin Schulz, in reference to Turkey ambition to achieve closer integration with the EU.

France and Germany also expressed “concern” at the development.



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9 Responses to "Turkey wins the human trafficking contest with the EU – wants 6 billion Euros"

  1. Elliott  March 8, 2016 at 4:35 pm

    It’s a fookin shell game, Mr Dean… All too pathetic. Thanks for all your reports; Gordon Duff – Jonas et al.

  2. ProtectUSA1st  March 8, 2016 at 12:10 pm


    3/7/16, The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), ___57 Member States, Who is Who in Islamic Countries__ from Afghanistan to Yemen__ Announces Jakarta, Indonesia Declaration on Palestine & the Al-Quds Al-Sharif.

    Hopefully, this time NO Maneuvering by USA & EU Corrupt Politicians, who are in the Pocket of Israel.
     Supports made by Saudi Arabia & Jordan in Defending the Al-Aqasha Holy Site.
     Condemned & Urge ISRAEL to END the Occupation of Jerusalem & Palestine.
     To STOP Constructing Illegal Settlement in Palestine Territory.
     To BOYCOTT ISRAEL’S PRODUCTS produced Within the Illegal Occupation Territory.
     To Set-Up “Al-Quds & Al-Aqhsa Funds” to Rehabilitate Jerusalem.
     To discuss Peaceful Solution with Inter-religious Groups in INTERNATIONAL FORUM

  3. Garry Compton  March 8, 2016 at 4:51 am

    Sorry about the second post but during my career I had the opportunity to ” sit in” on construction meetings and negotiations on multi million dollar deals involving the Turkish Companies and Russian Companies and all of the head negotiators from either country are strict, shrewd, professional, unrelenting contractual Experts – They were no match for EU and even less for the US negotiators so Turkey will get tons of money and all their benefit Package. Too bad EU told Russia to F off — Russia could have negotiated with Turkey and cut the bill to 1 or 2 billion Max. or just wiped out …….

  4. Garry Compton  March 8, 2016 at 4:38 am

    Laurel and Hardy Times. — ” This is another fine mess You have gotten us into – Stanely” — How can Educated Grown-up Men and Women be sooooo Stupid !— in both the EU and USA ?

  5. Alois  March 8, 2016 at 4:13 am

    The European Union reached now the peak of hypocrisy by dealing with the Turkish snake heads who are very advanced to talk with forked tongue.
    How naive and uninformed the bunch of European leader presents themself with pants down.
    The Turkish government mutated into the world leading human collecting & trafficking society ….refugees they have “produced”.

    Visa free for selected “Turkish” Jihadis?
    No problem for the Turkish mafia to produce Turkish or Syrian passports.

    For any real Syrian refugee they will send a “Syrian” Jihadi with wife and children…..the IS army to Germany….and the Germans/EU want to pay 6 billions.
    This “deal” reminds to the 6 million holocaust surviver’s who got approx. 600 billions compensation from Germany…and some submarines for their nukes.

    Instead of the Jews the German get the Moslems….both are “religions” who have the extermination of non believers on their not so hidden agenda / holy books.

    • Alois  March 8, 2016 at 4:51 am

      …of course the number of submarines Israel got from Germany is 6
      “consider this number”…..after that there will be no reversal possible anymore.

  6. Worker Bee  March 7, 2016 at 7:11 pm

    “Freedom of the press is “a non-negotiable element of our European identity” said European Parliament President Martin Schulz…”

    Unless said “freedom of the press” offends Zionist sensibilities, then free speech becomes a hate crime, where truth is no defense.

  7. Worker Bee  March 7, 2016 at 7:08 pm

    Palestinian refugees have been kept in camps now for nearly 68 years. Why not keep all the refugees in camps and send them back when things are peaceful, instead of granting them asylum, which is a path to permanent residency and citizenship (if not for them, for their children)? This would also foil the plans of putting terrorist sleeper cells in with the genuine refugees.

  8. ProtectUSA1st  March 7, 2016 at 5:04 pm

     3/4/16__ Juncker, the President of EU said, Ukraine won’t be able to join EU or NATO for 20-yrs.
     Junker, now Turkey is blackmailing you with the refugee’s crises with Schengen (Entry without Visa) & to joining EU, even thought it a NATO Member.
     EU, since you given in, to the Evil Empire Turkey’s blackmail, the next blackmailer will be Ukraine, Israel, etc.,
     Israel was also, Jealous of Lebanon that used to be “The Paris of the Middle East,” Iraq “The Cradle of Civilization, Libya a country with 148 Tribes, ” Syria “The 2nd Home of Jesus & The Ancient Christianity,” “Not to mention the OIL RICH of Iraq, Libya & Syria.”
     EU, we hope you learned “Not To Go To WAR with USA,” Unless USA & EU” are INVADED.

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