Turkey’s interior minister has threatened to ‘blow the mind’ of Europe by sending 15,000 refugees a month to EU territory.
Suleyman Soylu is threatening the landmark deal signed by Ankara and Brussels last March that has substantially lessened the flow of migrants from Turkey to Europe.
The minister told Europe not to ‘play games’ and ‘ignore Turkey’ in a speech he gave on Thursday.
The deal between Ankara and Brussels is hanging in the balance due to the diplomatic crisis over the blocking of Turkish ministers from holding rallies in Europe.
‘If you want, we could open the way for 15,000 refugees that we don’t send each month and blow the mind of Europe,’ Soylu said.