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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mary mary's picture

Merkel is a Weimarist.  Weimarists are all sociopaths.

HenryHall's picture

Kurtulmus said "The migrant deal has ended".

But Erdogan did not say that. Not yet at least.

It is all speculation.                                                                                                         

Games Without Frontiers's picture

I see your sanctions and raise you a migrant crisis. I hear Vlad chuckling somewhere.

Sizzurp's picture

Europe could try building a wall, but sometimes even a wall won't stop them.


Vigilante's picture

Where exactly do you build your wall?

In the middle of the Med?

Take a look at the map ffs!

Minack's picture

A wall of gunboats with orders to sink every boat that doesn't turn around after a warning shot or two. It's not difficult at all. Europe lacks Will, not means.

are we there yet's picture

The first step is to stop immigrant welfare free housing, etc. Next is to realize the problem is existential and be willing to do brutal things, or Europe will be unlivable for the next generation or sooner.

gregga777's picture

Turdogon has Turkey's turds swirling down the toilet.

gregga777's picture

Sooner or later there is going to be ethnic cleansing in Europe to expel the Islamic invaders. Turkey's Turdogon is hastening those ethnic cleansing campaigns. Turkey will be inundated with Europe's unwanted Turkish hordes as well as unwanted Algerians, Moroccans, etc. It couldn't happen to a more deserving turd — Turdogon.

xrxs's picture

If he does that, there will be a Wilders and LePen in every European country, and after he's played his only card.

gregga777's picture

The United States Marine Corps by itself, the smallest United States military service branch, has 3 times the troops of the German Army. The USMC has more main battle tanks than does Germany (401 M1A1 vs 250 Leopard 2A6). The disparity in equipment is across the board. In contrast the Russian Army has thousands of modern, up-to-date main battle tanks in active service. In addition they have many more thousands of older, but highly capable main battle tanks in reserve. The Germans have unilaterally disarmed securely thinking that they can totally depend on US forces for their defense. Hopefully, President Trump will thoroughly disabuse of that notion.

Dilluminati's picture

Wasn't it Turkey that shot down a Russian jet and killed the pilot?


Su-24 down and Russia did ???

HenryHall's picture

The only real solution to fix Turkey is war. The EU will easily flatten Turkey militarily. And the British are experts at faking evidence.

tuttisaluti's picture

stop bombing them at home, then we have no problem 

JSBach1's picture

Since when does a country, in this case Turkey, believes that it possesses the right -- in the face of the attentive spectacle of the collective world -- to demand that it's political views are to be echoed to a minority of Turks, and citizens of the host country in many cases no-less, in a sovereign host country, in this case the Netherlands, via it's various arms? Is Erdogan actively looking for a pretext to break the agreement he was a party to, after collecting $3 billion in compensation? One thing is for certain, his paranoia, after last July's failed coup attempt, is reaching a culminating point of a crescendo, albeit justifiable so to some extent.

Genby's picture

Go Erdogan, release the "mag dogs" aka refugees!

Cephisus's picture

You can't trust a country that comits genocide on its own Christian population and lies about it.

Dilluminati's picture

on a bright note:


Merkel will be there to welcome them!

give em a hot cot and such


IAmNumberSix's picture

History repeats itself.

Dilluminati's picture

T'was in the darkest depths of Mordor, I met a girl so fair. 
But Gollum, and the evil one crept up and slipped away with her, her, her....yeah. 

GRDguy's picture

Geez, the modern version of threatening to catapult diseased bodies over the castle wall.

Nothing new under the sun.  Sociopathic leaders do sociopathic things.

It's easy when one has no conscience and no empathy.

me or you's picture

I'm OK with anything that leads to the destruction of EU and NATO.

Zorba's idea's picture

Thirten years after the W lied US all into the Great War on terror, and the Iraqi's are going to love us for it... in fact they're going to pay us for the whole shebang procceeded by Nobel Peace Prize recipient Barry's and the Purple Queen's 8 continuous years of bombing/droning crusades along with aiding and abetting ISIS and and every enemy of my enemy's enemy in the region; one has to wonder how in the world can we call this anything but a total failure. Our so called "Nation Building" is akin to the same irony the The "Affordable Care Act" is...a perverse contradiction. The fact all this craziness has displaced millions of muslims and scattered them throughout Europe, and elsewhere is being scrubbed daily by the MSM,  from our collective conscious, so much so, the only moral imperative left is our duty to allow unfettered subsidized immigration. Erdogan's couple million muslim refugees is only worth $1500 in aid per head from the EU,  where in comparison the 4-5 Trillion dollars we have spent on our Deep state charge card to create this nightmare has to be a new definition of insanity. Supposedly, Once we have shoved the Saudis pipeline up Syria's ass we''ll bring our troops home and the flood of muslims immigrants throughout the planet will return to their new and improved homelands. USA!USA!USA! God have mercy...on all this inhumanity

Klatschman's picture

Lets get in done Europe! Kill the invaders or be killed!

dogismycopilot's picture

Go Geert!

BTW--where is that Muzzie lover "Mustafa" to tell us about how peaceful and loving the turks are?


Omega_Man's picture

I suppose Erdogan will give them each a few mags and a rifle too.. cool....

aVileRat's picture

Wait, he was holding back on the Refugee wave ? Thats the best thing I've read and the news cycle has only started.

Edrogan is a piece of shit. Full stop. If he spent half the manpower he has thrown at the Kurds on ISIL the US would have secured ISIL and half of Syria by now. But then there is that whole side-piece his son is doing via crude oil laundering and his arms transfers and without that bribe cash his populist regieme would crash.


Eahudimac's picture

The "progressive" populations of Germany and Sweden just blew their collective loads at the thought of millions more muslims. They can't committ suicide fast enough. 

Father ¢hristmas's picture

Dudes on here mad at Beelzeb- errr, I mean, Erdogan.  For what?

US needed him to help with creating and supplying ISIS, and he did it.

EU wanted him to house the refugee peace-loving followers of the religion of peace, and he did that.

The deal was for $3BB along with visa-free travel for Turkish citizens and EU membership.  Fools thought he would be happy with just the munney.

But that shit barely covers the migrant peace-lovers.

Europeckerwoods should've kept their word.  Only a dumbass makes a deal with the devi- errr, I mean, Erdogan, and then tries to renegotiate.


mary mary's picture

Mr. Erdogan, weak.

Stronger: pack those refugees up and send them home.  The overpopulation problem they created for themselves is not your problem.

If you want the wars to end, then stop helping the Americans and Saudis and Israelis, and start helping Syria and Russia.

Sooner or later, we all have to choose sides.

Aremo's picture

Trump should immediately contact Putin and both nations armies should march into Turkey and liberate Constantinople.  Flood Apefrica with the Turkish waste and make sure every Iman gets a bath in pigs blood.  Take Erdogan, throw him in a cage, and force him to eat pig waste until he explodes *on camera* in front of a banner in arabic that reads "TODAY CONSTANTINOPLE - TOMORROW MECCA!!!!"  That is exactly and precisely the message that needs to be sent to the muzzie filth.

JB Say's picture

Escalating this Dutch spat looks like pretext. The Turks don't want to deal with those refugees anymore.

TRN's picture

It's a lucrative business for the Turks.

Joe A's picture

According to Die Welt, Rutte and Merkel made a secret "gentlemen's agreement" with Turkey to yearly take in 250,000 refugees/migrants. They kept this somehow secret from the rest of the EU and from their respective parliaments. This is a bombshell. With one day to go to the Dutch elecions, Rutte has been summoned to parliament to answer questions about this. Rutte is a liar but his teflon days might be over. The EU will be pissed off as well. If this is true then how did Rutte and Merkel thought they would get away with this.

In German: https://www.welt.de/politik/deutschland/article162778752/Merkel-machte-T...

hendrik1730's picture

That sounds very reasonable AND is by the way CORROBORATED by a "slip of the tongue" as follows. 2015. Interview/discussion on a Dutch TV program ( I think called "De wereld draait door" ), subject : the exploding and "unpredicted" immigration crisis that "nobody saw coming".

Most ( if not all ) Dutch villages counting say 300-500 inhabitants do absolutely NOT want to be flooded by 1000+ immigrants who just hang around, are completely uneducated and/or just plain stupid, do burglaries, rape women, harrass young children and do all kind of damage to your property one can imagine. Would you blame them ??

Turns out there is a rich holiday resort owner on the panel ( owns a "vacation village", capacity 1500 people on a permanent basis or during the high season ). When asked to give his comments, this guy said : " O, but my holiday village was COMPLETELY rented last year ( 2014 ) already for 2 years by the Dutch government, with an option for an additional 2 years", so LONG BEFORE the asylum seekers' "crisis" came along. And at the moment of the interview/discussion, the holiday village was filled out with refugees causing havoc all over the place. 

So, this whole "asylum seeker" crisis was set up from YEARS before and Rutte/Merkel knew and/or organised all this well enough. Even at the present day, "Medicins without borders", an NGO ( sponsored by whom ? ), is renting boats and is ferrying "refugees" straight from north Africa ( Lybia ) to Sicily. 

ALL this is planned, by our so-called EU governments. Reason why? Guess twice : the EU politicians are being paid fortunes to allow for it. And when the whole of the EU turns into a big civil war, THEY will be long gone.

Wake up, you stupid EU citizen. In the village of Geldermalsen, counting a few hundreds of Dutch citizens, a "refugee camp" was going to be set up. Well, they "revamped" the city hall and made clear what they did NOT want to happen. The refugee camp ........ did NOT materialise, because according to the local municipality, there was no "democratic support" for it. Bloody NO, the people made it very clear what they did NOT want and ONLY THEN politicians shit their pants.

Lesson learned : beat up the EU/local politicians, burns their houses, smash their cars - problem solved. WE are still the PEOPLE, no?

Conclusion : stop believing in politicians ( strawmen on behalf of the bankers/royalty, aka. the prostiticians ) and/or democracy is there in order to serve "US,the people". Their only aim is to subdue said people, cheat on them, confisquate their tiny savings, disarm them ( through tough gun-laws in order to "protect" the people against the "bad guys" while only the "bad guys" still have illegal guns in the end, one may laugh ), and enslave them through mortgages and credit card debt. Take your savings ( as tiny as they might be, every $/Euro/pound/yen counts ) OUT of the banking system, success guaranteed. Total banking collapse will result, ending the perverse games of the so-called "elite".

FYI, I am not a communist. But I think and then analyse. And what I conclude is NOT GOOD at all for "US, the people".

Joe A's picture

Thanks for this. I don't live in NL at the moment so I didn't know about that holiday resort owner that had his place rented by the Dutch government way before the migrant wave came. That is pretty shocking.

TwelveOhOne's picture

Your quoted phrase in the first sentence recalled a teenage song, which I just listened to.  The chorus is particularly apt!

"With a slip of the tongue
I'm in deep shit
I'm so bad off I can taste it
Bury myself with a slip of the tongue"


"And when the whole of the EU turns into a big civil war, THEY will be long gone."

Where to, though?  If they end up in New Zealand (off the southeast coast of Australia, although I remember it being off the northeast coast), will they be able to effectively hide?

I remember this scene from True Grit, where the bad guys were holed up in a cabin, and the one-eyed protagonist put a jacket over the chimney, smoking them out.

captain-nemo's picture

You don't want to mess with the sultan. If you do he has six ways of coming back at you...

Spungo's picture

What's the problem? If all million refugees are systematically exterminated, the net result is zero refugees. Math, bitches!

ogretown's picture

Opening the gates and allowing a deluge of millions of the Muslim to lurch and stumble toward Europe is akin to a zombie apocalypse.  Although that being said, the method to try and at protect the humans of Europe would be to forget the tanks and armored divisions and instead use birds armed with miniguns, deep rows of soldiers aiming for the legs to slow the horde down and sharpshooters to pick off the stragglers.  Remember: head shots down the beats permanently but leg shots can cause a traffic jam and slow down the herd.  Also be sure to fall back if any in the herd get too close because all it takes is a bite or a scratch and you are toast.  Renamination is quick and in seconds you will be back on your feet chittering Ally Chalkbar and joining the horde.

Swedgen's picture

lmao at NATO/EU members arguing over who is more fascist...can't fuckin make this stuff up at this point

Snout the First's picture

The Turks have been invading Europe for about the past 800 years. Do you really think they're going to stop now?

LoveTruth's picture

I have been saying for a long time. The EU must built ASAP walls on it external borders Greece and Bulgaria and finance vigilante groups who are allowed to push back immigrants. As soon as the are cought send them back to Turkey. 

Turkey financed and supported the civil war in Syria together with the gulf states. Why the Balkan countries have to deal with immigrants?

Reptil's picture

The EU is really a fascist, neo-liberal construct, that allows a group of unelected establisment rulers to dictate what happens in the whole continent.
We can't even revoce the Association Treaty (1963) as a souverign nation, because Brussels decides.
Yesterday, a lot of european leaders pledged support for the Netherlands in keeping the turks out. But that's just damage control.
No german officials prevented the turkish ministers from travelling to the Netherlands, they could do whatever they wanted in Germany and France both.
So fuck the EU. Let's bring back the E.E.C. which was a trade federation with other coöperation, not this central planning nonsense. No one here asked for that shit.

The refugee crisis is fallout of the many imperialist wars, fought on our behalf but destructive to their and our countries both.
If you want this to stop, stop bombing their countries to shit. It's really quite simple.

Building a wall is IMO miopic and damaging. The dutch are traders, and need to be welcome to do so, all over the world. To turn our backs will only get us all deeper into this neo-liberal/neo-conservative nightmare, of chaos and plunder. 
To maintain a wall, huge resources must be called on, it's fairly impossible to secure the south borders.

Reptil's picture

Erdogan is one of those type dictators that screams a lot and does anything he wants until he is stopped.

About the recent diplomatic row in the Netherlands: Turkish officials tried to enter and reach the Consulate after being warned not to come. Basically they were "persona non grata". No souverign country is obliged to let some official enter their territory, the rules for diplomatic immunity only apply for those diplomats already inside. Also the two turkish ministers were not part of any official diplomatic mission, they were just there to promote Erdogan in the coming referendum in Turkey, which is supposed to give the usurper even more power.

Like a bull in a porcelain shop, Erdogan's goons trampled the carefully built up relations between the dutch and the turkish-dutch. There's an Asssociation Treaty from 1963, that allows turkish citizens to have two passports, and be turkish and dutch citizens both. That is, I think the main cause of this whole confused turkish action; they thought they could muscle themselves into the Netherlands and then make such a row, that the dutch would have to retreat. So a member of parliament called for disbanding this treaty, effectively making the dutch-turkish citizens choose. Another called for more appeasement but with Turkey backtracking on this (paid for) refugee deal, I guess it's obvious the guy's an idiot (Groen Links). IMO this whole thing is fallout from another stupid globalist play. Which country allows another to campaign so blatantly inside it's borders, 5 days before a main election? This part of the dutch turks really act like they're shitting on the dutch. A lot of goodwill has been destroyed. The dutch turks were warned last summer, when they displayed affiliation to Erdogan, waving turkish flags in dutch cities.

The deal about the refugees always has been a bad one. The syrians fleeing their country aren't really friends with the turks.
And as anyone could read here, on Zerohedge, Erdogan supported ISIS for a long time.

As a dutch guy I'd say Erdogan is right calling our leaders are fascist. And he's a piece of shit that attacked us and destroyed the relations between our countries.
So fuck him and the horse he rode in on. And fuck these idiot turks, that have profited just as much as the dutch elite have.
Fuck their blatant racism, their mistaken idea of being superior. Fuck their unprovoced agression. And fuck their intolerance against turks that don't support Erdogan.
I remember Gezi Park.

sinbad2's picture

Excellent informed post.

EconoIdiot's picture

This was thought to be a much more precise campaign where the "Refuges" would return home after ashort mealstorm and be happy with the new ruler in place.   Why did it fail?


Reptil's picture

Because with western help, or even by western doing, their countries were bombed to shit. And ours weren't. It's only natural that refugees expect empathy and lenience from the supposed "bastion of humanity"; Europe. But no, the european leaders made a deal with their friend Erdogan.
Possibly at the Bilderberg conference where they sat at one table, discussing their neo-liberal cunning plans.
But Erdogan really shat on all of that. He knows how corrupt the european leaders are. But he has miscounted on the will of the people. (Turks supporting their strong man Erdogan generally think dutch are weak and that they are in conflict with the dutch.)

The whole refugee crisis has been used as a tool to rile up support against non-europeans. Both by totally mishandling it, letting economic refugees come along with the real displaced, and then dropping them in a very different culture, without much guidance. At the expense of the indigenous population that don't have access to large funds to protect themselves. Then the media was very negative throughout, about these refugees, furthering racism and rejection.
But the main issue remains that the neo-liberals and neo-conservatives (USA) helped destroy the countries the came from, or the countries that were serving the role as gateway to Europe (Libya).

Well done! Slow clap

africoman's picture

Turkey did what she did aka slaughtering of innocent Syrians ,countless genocides of Armenians, Kurds and others counting by the minutes as i typed in the bid in line with the filthy western allies geopolitical plan or skims or games that is what for them.

By now the country’s thirst for blood has becoming her nature and migrants have become her business. Erdish insulting the west and get away anytime why? He is their mirror not better than the Merkel not the 'new' U$A' actors in the dark house. These filth bunches of elites are devil worshipers and bloodshed of innocent people aren't by mistake but by design. These people ought to be dead slowly in agony if this world has tiny bit of justice. 


The I$I$ nightmare might be about to done but never trust Turk’s current ‘leader’ they are trying to reanimate it by other means  …uighur fighters