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Erdogan Warns: Turkey Could Open Gates for Migrants if Pushed by EU

Erdogan Warns: Turkey Could Open Gates for Migrants if Pushed by EU
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned on Friday that Turkey could open its gates for migrants to Europe if pushed by the European Union, a day after European lawmakers voted for a temporary halt to EU membership talks with Ankara.

Erdogan Warns: Turkey Could Open Gates for Migrants if Pushed by EU

"If you go any further, these border gates will be opened. Neither I nor my people will be affected by these dry threats. It wouldn't matter if all of you approved the [European parliament] vote," he told a congress on women's justice in Istanbul, in comments broadcast live.

Erdogan also said a controversial ruling party proposal that could allow men accused of abuse to avoid sentence was not prepared carefully, and believed that the issue would be brought back to parliament with a wider consensus.

The proposal would have allowed sentencing to be indefinitely postponed in cases of abuse committed "without force, threat or deception" before Nov. 16, 2016, if the perpetrator married the victim.

Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team

 

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