Turkish Foreign Minister says Turkey won't become buffer zone
Turkey will not become a buffer zone for refugees, the Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said.
"Turkey will not be a buffer zone for refugees. As long as there is a continued flow of illegal migrants, our country will be a transit country for them. As agreed with the EU, we will send legal Syrian refugees to Europe. We will accept illegal migrants and third country nationals in Turkey to later send them to their home countries or distribute them among our refugee camps," Cavusoglu told the TGRT channel.
"We are ready to return 25,000 legal refugees. The EU established a limit of 72,000 refugees. We will accept as many people as the EU will accept from us. If the EU stops accepting recognized refugees from us, we will also stop taking illegal migrants. In any case, the number of migrants and refugees in Turkey will decrease as a result," he stressed.