Turkey Says "Migrant Deal Has Ended", May Unleash Millions Of Refugees

Tyler Durden's picture

As we noted moments ago, the tit-for-tat aggression resumed its escalation between Turkey and the Netherlands, with Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus exclaiming from Ankara that "Europe's politicians are under fascist, neo-nazi influence" and in response, Turkey will suspend all high-level diplomatic meetings and cancel all flight permissions for Dutch politicians.

As part of its furious response, Turkey said it would impose various travel sanctions on Dutch diplomats such as halting all high-level political discussions with the Netherlands in the wake of the Dutch government's decision to bar two cabinet ministers from campaigning in the country. Kurtulmus said during a news conference following a weekly cabinet meeting that Ankara also is closing its air space to Dutch diplomats until the Netherlands meets Turkish requests, according to the AP.

Kurtulmus also says the Dutch ambassador to Turkey, who was traveling when the diplomatic row started, won't be allowed to return, and said that Turkey's government plans to advise parliament to withdraw from a Dutch-Turkish friendship group.

It was unclear what the sudden Turkish escalation means for economic ties between the two nations: as a reminder,  Dutch direct investment in Turkey amounts to $22 billion, making the Netherlands the biggest source of foreign investment with a share of 16%.  Furthermore, Turkish exports to the Netherlands totalled $3.6 billion in 2016, making it the tenth largest market for Turkish goods, according to the Turkish Statistical Institute. Turkey imported $3 billion worth of Dutch goods in 2016. Should the diplomatic spat lead to a collapse in trade relations, a Turkey recession is all but assured.

Kurtulmus said the political sanctions will apply until the Netherlands takes steps to "redress" its actions. He said: "There is a crisis and a very deep one. We didn't create this crisis or bring to this stage."

However the most troubling development, and one which has the potential to sway the outcome of the Dutch election which will be held in less than two days, is that in the final power play aimed towards Merkel, Kurtulmus exclaimed that since "Europe has not kept its promises on the migrant deal, for us that agreement has ended."

Which means that one year after it collected $3 billion for the migrant deal, Turkey has just voided the agreement, and the next step would be that Turkey is about to flood Europe with refugees currently held inside Turkish borders. And since by some estimates Turkey currently harbors over 2 million potential migrants, Europe's refugee situation is about to get far worse, and as a corollary, support for anti-immigrant political organizations across the continent is about to take another step function higher.

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flaunt's picture

And you can't even taken in the "women and children" because many of them are just as bad as the men. Europe needs to stop pretending like this is anything other than a fight to the death!

Peanut Butter Engineer's picture

Yes I'll treat them as zombie apocalypse, women and children are also infected with Islamic ideaology. Kill them before we can even see their face clearly is the best way to avoid any emotional triggers and we will also avoid potential deadly future outbreaks from these so called refugee children.

NumNutt's picture

Joker,"Women and children? You shoot women and children?", door gunner "yeah!". Joker "How do you shoot women and children?!?!", door gunner "You just don't lead them as much..."

Full Metal Jacket

Peanut Butter Engineer's picture

You don't have to shoot them directly, just shoot those dingly and make sure they all go overboard. Blame it on the sea for being so rough on their passenage. Food for fish.

OverTheHedge's picture

And all those NGO ships making a fortune moving people across the Med? They are going to be miffed if you take their pot of gold away. (What am I saying? They are charities, working for the best interest of the refugees!)

Martian Moon's picture

Take a wild guess who helped Hungary build their fence


As for Israel and Turkey, only recently did they even re-establish the most basic diplomatic contact


But, as always, don't let facts interfere with your opinion


Street Smart's picture

You constantly spread unsubstantiated lies about Jews and the state of Israel because you are a rabid anti-Semite.

jeff montanye's picture

are you saying the turks haven't been close to the mossad and the shin bet?  it is well known that, especially since israel's prior best ally in africa, apartheid south africa, went democratic, israel has been strengthening, especially covert, relations with turkey and saudi arabia as well.  the sunni axis to oppose the shiite one of iran, iraq, syria and lebanon, with russia thrown in to exponentiate the muscle.

israel, which also supports daesh/isis, even has an ex defense minister who says isis is supported by turkish money:


JimJinNJ's picture

you are anti-jew kook. 

Top Hat's picture

Easy Fix.  Put gunboats in the Aegean and razor wire and machine guns at the borders. 

Ecclesia Militans's picture

So very, very proud to be Hungarian-American. 

The next logical step is to re-tool all of those automatons designed to flip burgers into border-patrolling death bots, and then supplant the need for unskilled labor with demographic-saving robots.  In a generation no advanced economy will need a single pair of hands to pick vegetables or dig ditches.

Good fences make good neighbors.  Or perhaps Robert Frost will be designated as hate speech.

Peanut Butter Engineer's picture

Screw the fence it's too late for that and too expensive, it's time for private hunting parties to go out and create a shipping line of barrier, any approaching ship within a mile of that barrier will be shot and hopefully all passengers drown at sea, if we enforce this 100% of times, then I bet nome will risk their lives to come over.

Captain Chlamydia's picture

Wel now, NOBODY could have foreseen this move by Turkey, could they?


cough sarcasm cough cough

NumberNone's picture

It was not a matter of if but when. I'm sure the press will remind everyone how this torrent of people will grow the GDP and save the future of Europe.

brain_glitch's picture

They will blame Geerts and Trump and Golbal Warming.

wildbad's picture

yep ...he played his little card.

now he is uncloaked.


Caught_Fish's picture

I posted this link on another thread, read it. If only half is true, Geerts loyalties maybe called into question.


Street Smart's picture

Here's another rabid anti-semite posting here on zerohedge spreading his hatred.

Caught_Fish's picture

What is anti semitic about questioning a candidates loyalties? His loyaltity is given in his own words. Did you read the article and look deeper into Geert?

Substitute moslem for jew and saudi arabia for Israel and I would of questioned his loyalties.

Substitute catholic for jew and the vatican for Israel and I would of questioned his loyalties, etc, etc.

TwelveOhOne's picture

Here's a 1 week, 4 day user spreading his misinformation.

Wile-E-Coyote's picture

Thank fuck Article 50 has been passed by the UK parliament tonight, the sooner we get out of that EU shitshow the better.

greenskeeper carl's picture

You guys are going to end up having to dynamite that tunnel eventually, mate. Good for you guys for at least abandoning that sinking ship. The real fireworks begin when one of the EMU countries leave.

Galahad Threepwood's picture

Brexit is fake


Ask our politicians are controlled by blackmail or other means


They are negotiating the transfer of our nukes to European control


Brexit my arse

Jultorsk's picture

Correct. Erdogan's government consists of islamist AKP and the even-more-nationalist MHP. The common goal for these parties is neo-ottomanism. Cyprus is fast becoming a flash point again, and we're not far from a Gates of Vienna 2.0 scenario.

Staggering incompetence from Juncker, Merkel and the rest of useless virtue-signaling EU "leaders".

OpenThePodBayDoorHAL's picture

Erogan FTW, what a boss.

Collects a cool $3B and then says 

Lanet olsun
Al Tinfoil's picture

Remember, in Turkey, it is a crime to "Insult Turkishness".

And Erogan seems to exemplify Turkishness.

Killdo's picture

yes - my Swedish /Serbian friend once peed under the statue of Ataturk (on a Turkish island somewhere while he was on a holiday). Turks spotted him and chased him for few blocks until he jumped into his friends boat in the harbor and managed to escape the lynching

HyeM's picture

Every time turkey publicly threatens to flood Europe with refugees or prevent access to NATO bases, the West should publicly threaten to arm the Kurds...ALL OF THEM...PKK, YPG, etc.

let the turks realize, real quick and in a hurry, that there are many options at the West's disposal.

arm the kurds, give them real time satellite intel, and finish this savage, barbaric worthless turkey once and for all.


WorkingFool's picture

This assholes plan all along.  Merkel bent over and fucked.  Hey I've got an idea!  Why don't we surrender our liberty, our lives, our children's lives to the Marxist elite.  

tilon's picture

That will teach the ducht lol

halcyon's picture

Erdogan willl unleash diddly squat.

It is all pre-scripted storm in a teacup to scare and guide voters on both sides.

They will make a deal after key elections. Mark my words.


KyroDevo's picture

Tick Tock, Tick Tock, Medieval Times.

Implied Violins's picture

And what is all this garbage, like every fucking thing is going to hit the fan on Wednesday:

- this immigration crap
- Federal debt limit expires
- Seal team 6 landing in S. Korea


hxc's picture

Psst... Time to load up on volatility etf's.

Dugald's picture


Tother day was looking at old photographs of dive bombers attacking columns of refugees........its slow but the wheel turns full circle eventually  

jaxville's picture

   It's long overdue.  A whole bunch need to be "put to the sword" to make things right. 

   If we follow the mainstream and go with the flow,  the end of our civilization will be accompanied by cannibalism.  That is the rational result of where Western civilization will find itself.  At least when Rome fell, the standard of living for most of those who were under it's yoke improved dramatically.  This collapse will be one of famine, war and likely weaponized viruses with only a small handful who will benefit.  How medieval is that?

Dave Thomas's picture

Genetically tailored pandemics which target specific penotypes/ethnicities, coming to a theatre near you!

espirit's picture

I just got my MicroNeedle Transdermal Immunization Patch in the mail today.

How cool is that?

Ghordius's picture

"At least when Rome fell, the standard of living for most of those who were under it's yoke improved dramatically."

nope. the complete opposite happened, even for slaves, who died in droves. millions found themselves without sustenance

crossroaddemon's picture

Where's my motherfucking popcorn?

LetThemEatRand's picture

And who says these migrants are not a weapon being pointed at the West.  Funny how the veneer comes off when push comes to shove.

IridiumRebel's picture

Release the Muslim Kraken!!!!

Omen IV's picture

Cultural Marxism is cultural genocide of the indigenous people- in Germany it is destroying the German Culture- in the USA IT IS DESTROYING the European Christian culture that dominates the white population

In order to effect the destruction of the value of labor and change permanently the control of the country

Neoliberalism--the opening of markets and borders--enables capital to effortlessly crush labor. The social democrats, in embracing open borders, have institutionalized an open immigration that shreds the scarcity value of domestic labor in favor of lower cost immigrant labor that serves capital's desire for lower costs.
Globalization and neoliberal financial / immigration policies signify the collapse of the Left and the victory of capital. Now capital completely dominates the state and its cronyist structures--political parties, lobbying, campaign contributions, charitable foundations operating as pay-for-play cash vacuums, and all the other features of cartel-state capitalism.
To mask the collapse of the Left's economic defense of labor, the Left's apologists and PR machine have substituted social justice movements for economic opportunities to acquire economic security and capital. This has succeeded brilliantly, as tens of millions of self-described "progressives" completely bought the left's Great Con that "social justice" campaigns on behalf of marginalized social groups were the defining feature of Progressive Social Democratic movements.

a new and different armament – i.e., the refugee as weapon – has entered the world's arsenals. But just how new and different is this weapon? Can it only be used in wartime? And just how successful has been its exploitation? Using a combination of statistical data and case study analysis, this article tackles these questions and provides a detailed examination of the instrumental manipulation of population movements as political and military weapons of war. In addition to ‘mapping the terrain’ of the issue by providing a comprehensive typology of the most common means by – and desired ends for – which displaced persons have been used as political and military weapons since the end of the Cold War, the author also provides a portrait of the identities of the kinds of actors most likely to engage in this kind of exploitation. She also proposes an explanation for what motivates them to resort – and apparently increasingly so – to the use of this unconventional policy tool, despite the reputational and potential retributive costs of doing so.

Strategic Engineered Migration as a Weapon of War
Kelly M. Greenhill

a study by the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University that bears the name «Strategic Engineered Migration as a Weapon of War», which the author also uses for the title of this article. The study was first published in 2008 in the Civil Wars journal. Using a combination of statistical data and case study analysis, the author of the work, Kelly Greenhill, provides answers to the following questions: can refugees be a specific type of weapon, can this weapon only be used in wartime or in peacetime as well, and just how successful can its exploitation be? On the whole, Greenhill answers these questions in the affirmative.

Cultural Marxist Agenda implemented in the EU & USA - from Soros to Obama & Clinton
2007 Strategic Engineered Migration as a Weapon of War--Kelly M. Greenhill
Political Control leads to Economic Subjugation of the indiginous population....NeoSerfdom = $1.00 per hour south of the border comes north ten years later as planned assuming Clinton ascension
a new and different armament – i.e., the refugee as weapon – has entered the world's arsenals. Using a combination of statistical data and case study analysis, this article tackles these questions and provides a detailed examination of the instrumental manipulation of population movements as political and military weapons of war. In addition to ‘mapping the terrain’ of the issue by providing a comprehensive typology of the most common means by – and desired ends for – which displaced persons have been used as political and military weapons

RagaMuffin's picture

World War Z (with English sub-titles)

dogismycopilot's picture

more like "world war muZZie"

inflationbull's picture
inflationbull (not verified) Mar 13, 2017 5:08 PM

what's this influx of humans ALREADY doing to pricing www.inflation.co

espirit's picture

Garbanzo bean mush going thru the roof!

What are gonna do now? We'll starve!

Jubal Early's picture

Poor Greece.  All of north western Turkey was greek until after the Jews got their treaty of Versailles.  Hundreds of thousands of Greeks were slaughtered in yet another zionist instigated christian genocide.

Now Turkey is preparing for the reconquest of Greece, Bulgaria and the Baltics.  Kosovo was already pried away from Serbia and handed over to the head hackers.