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European Union hails migration deal with Turkey amid diplomatic tensions

European Union hails migration deal with Turkey amid diplomatic tensions

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called on citizens living in Europe to have five children - two more than his usual calls to Turks in the homeland - in a bid to multiply their presence in the continent so that they will be the "future of Europe", Hurriyet reports.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is courting Turks overseas for support in a referendum due to be held on 16 April that would reform Turkey's parliamentary democracy into an executive presidency, similar to the United States. Did you accept Turkey into the European Union?

"That will be the best response to the injustices against you".

Erdogan has repeatedly accused European Union states of behaving like Nazi Germany over what he sees as discrimination against Turks, in comments that have caused outrage across the continent. Kurds make up a sizable number of the over 3 million people of Turkish origin in Germany. "There can be no other explanation", Erdogan said on Thursday.

Gabriel's interview came as a political crisis is unfolding between Turkey and several European countries that have banned pro-Erdogan rallies and events at which top-tier Turkish officials had been invited to speak.

The Turkish president also stated the European Court of Justice's (ECJ) Tuesday ruling, which permits companies to ban the Islamic headscarf as part of policies barring religious symbols at the workplace, was the start of a "crusade" by Europe.

"They are hypocrites!" said Erdogan.

His intervention comes months after foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu similarly threatened to rip up the deal and said Turkey was no longer readmitting migrants who crossed into Greece.

Sigmar Gabriel described Erdogan's comments, including likening Germany's current leaders to Nazis, as "ludicrous" but said Europe should stop responding in a war of words which only plays into the Turkish leader's hands.

The "deal" referred to by Mr. Soylu was struck nearly exactly a year ago with the EU.

"Let us remind you that you can not play games in this region and ignore Turkey", he said.

But the United Nations children's agency Unicef on Friday said the agreement had been plagued by broken promises, and although it had curbed migrant flows, it had increased the suffering of children.


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