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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AlbertthePudding's picture

This is a massive blow to the criminals that run NATO! Without Turkey they have no troops.

Ross123's picture

This will solve the EU "problem" a bit quicker. The idiot EU elite think they need 6 mill extra workers


These guys must live in an absolute bubble.

TwelveOhOne's picture

They just love inserting that six million (dollar) man number!

Rolln's picture

Will just have to sieze Turkey's assets and ge that 3 Billion back...

hibou-Owl's picture

3 Billion, thats alot of carpets.

DarthVaderMentor's picture

Trump has first dibs on the concrete for our wall......

directaction's picture

Turkey should deport all refugees to Syria. . 

ShakenNotStirred's picture

You lay in bed with Islamists, you wake up pissed.

gregga777's picture

No, you wake up with a sore butthole.

Old Poor Richard's picture

Pay close attention: The Netherlands didn't eject diplomats, they simply denied visas to Turkish politicians who wanted to visit in order to hold jihadist rallies, it was not a government-to-government issue. Turkey has escalated it because they are trying to start WWIII leading to a Pan-European caliphate.

DirtySanchez's picture

.50 caliber machine guns in strategic locations helps keep the moslem refugees from misbehaving.

Put them on planes, boats, trains, trucks, or meat wagons; but send ALL of them to their country of origin.

Send the US military industrial complex, courtesy of the establishment Bush, Clinton, and Obama war criminals, the bill.

TheWrench's picture

Well, if the Euros let the invaders in, they deserve what happens next.

Dilluminati's picture

they already have...

it's not a matter of if this is going to be a debacle but when

they're done!

Merkel invited them to Europe

Time magazine gave her person of the year

and they invaded, millions allready

Germany and France have the largest Muslim populations among European Union member countries. As of 2010, there were 4.8 million Muslims in Germany (5.8% of the country's population) and 4.7 million Muslims in France (7.5%).Jul 19, 2016


Rocco May's picture

Merkel is a complete idiot and sociopath:
Germans Build Anti-Arab Fence for Arabs


This Communist creature is dangerous to Europe.
Merkel is on the same trip as Hitler,an out-of-control leader who no one will dare contradict.
Erdogan must send the 2 million refugees to Europe so that the Germans / Europeans finally wake up and send their fascist governments to jail.

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.