July 21, 2016
A migrant rights NGO and Greek government officials warn that the crackdown on opposition by Turkey’s president could lead to a huge wave of Turks and others flooding into Europe.
Non-governmental organisation (NGO) Pro-Asyl, a migrant rights group, are warning that the fallout of the massive purges of the army, police, and civil service in Turkey by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan could lead to a huge influx of Turkish migrants.
The group claims that most of the migrants will likely seek refuge in Germany among the already large Turkish population, reports Kurier. Greek politicians are also worried that the purges could lead to instability that in turn could collapse the European Union-Turkey migrant deal.
Deputy director of Pro-Asyl, Bernd Mesovic, told Austrian media: “If the situation continues to deteriorate and the witch-hunt continues against all opposition in Turkey, there will be a movement of refugees towards Europe.”
Mr. Mesovic cited Germany and Austria as the prime destinations for Turkish migrants due to the large existing populations, particularly in Berlin and Vienna.
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