Erdogan criticized the EU for lack of support of Syrian refugees


Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the European Union does not fully fulfill its promises on the allocation of funds to support Syrian refugees, reports the Anadolu news Agency.

Erdogan said that the EU promised by July 1, to provide support for refugees €3 billion, but as of so far only €677 million.

“This funding is not Turkey, as refugees international and human rights organizations. Where is the money? They are not. And this despite the fact that GDP and budgets of the EU countries much more than the Turkey. Why not allocate? It’s very simple — the EU does not think about humanity and the interests of the people who are in a difficult position. Worry about that only Turkey,” said Erdogan, speaking at a meeting of the foreign economic relations Council in Istanbul.

According to him, Turkey has already spent on the needs of refugees $20 billion of its own funds. “Where is the “rich West”? Why do we not see and steps to protect human rights?”, — asked Erdogan.

He also lamented the fact that the EU did not properly react to the death of about 6 million people in the Mediterranean and Aegean seas this year.

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