There is no war in Turkey. Only a complete moron gives asylum to people who don’t even need it.
Truly, Germany deserves the terrorism that is their future lot. Such dumb people.
In addition, Turkey has revealed loud and clear what their intentions are by threatening the EU that if they don’t grant them visa-free travels they will flood them with Muslims.
Visa free travels for Turks would, of course, becomes impossible to control with millions of Turks entering Europe. They will never follow laws or leave when the visa expires. It’s basically equal to open borders with Turkey and that’s exactly what Erdogan is aware of and has in mind. Why else the demands and threats?
Turkish asylum applications soar in Germany
German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Justin Huggler, Berlin, Telegraph
5 August 2016 • 4:49pm
The number of Turkish asylum seekers in Germany has almost doubled so far this year, a development which could undermine the EU’s controversial migrant deal.
The sharp rise will embarrass Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, as she tries to defend Turkey’s role as Europe’s gatekeeper against migrants.
It will also add to growing European criticism of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s president, over the repression of democratic freedoms in Turkey.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Newly released government figures show that 1,719 Turkish citizens claimed asylum in Germany in the first half of 2016, compared to 1,767 in the whole of last year.
The surge was recorded before last month’s failed coup attempt in Turkey, and was made up mostly of ethnic Kurds fleeing renewed conflict between Turkish security forces and Kurdish separatists.
Some 1,510 of the 1,719 those who claimed asylum were of Kurdish origin, according to government figures.
The asylum data were released amid divisions between Turkey and the EU over the migrant deal.
Under the agreement, personally negotiated by Mrs Merkel, Turkey will prevent migrants entering the EU across its borders and take back rejected asylum seekers from Greece.
In return, the EU is to pay Turkey some €6 billion in aid and accept one Syrian refugee for every Syrian returned to Turkey.
People shout slogans and hold Turkish national flags during a demonstration, against the failed Army coup attempt.
Turkey has threatened to pull out of the agreement unless its citizens are granted visa-free travel to the Schengen Area by October.
German officials on Friday insisted there was no need for a back-up plan.
“There’s no reason to have a Plan B,” Peter Altmaier, the head of Mrs Merkel’s chancellery, told Berliner Zeitung newspaper. “Currently everything is taking place as it should according to the agreement.”
But the findings of a new opinion poll released on Friday indicated that Germans are deeply unhappy with Mrs Merkel’s refugee policy.
The chancellor’s personal approval rating dropped 12 points in a month to 47 per cent, just one point above its lowest level for three years, in the aftermath of last month’s violence in Bavaria that saw two suspected terror attacks by asylum seekers.
A Syrian asylum seeker killed himself and injured 15 others in a suicide bombing in Ansbach, and an Afghan refugee injured five people in an axe attack on a train.
Only a third of Germans still support Mrs Merkel’s refugee policy, while almost two-thirds are against it, according to the opinion poll for the broadcaster ARD.
An overwhelming 88 per cent want Mrs Merkel to confront the Turkish regime over its perceived failings, and 69 per cent want talks on visa-free travel for Turks to be suspended even if it endangers the migrant deal.
But there was some comfort for Mrs Merkel. Although her personal approval rating fell, support for her Christian Democrat party (CDU) remained steady in first place at 34 per cent.
Her coalition partner, the Social Democrats (SPD), also remained steady at 22 per cent, meaning if there was an election tomorrow her government could remain in power.