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Turkey PM slams ‘Christian fortress of Europe’ over migrants

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu is criticizing the “ridiculously small” share of refugees the EU is accepting, labeling the continent the “Christian fortress of Europe.”

Turkey had taken more than two million people alone from war-torn Syria and Iraq, creating “a buffer zone between the chaos and Europe,” Davutoglu writes for Monday’s edition of Germany’s Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung daily.

He criticizes as low the financial contribution the EU has made in support of Turkey’s effort, according to excerpts pre-released in German by the conservative newspaper Sunday.

There seemed to be the “convenient reflex” to load the refugee problems on the shoulders of Turkey and to build a “Christian fortress of Europe,” he writes.

— AFP

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