Erdogan blackmails, threatens Europe ahead of Berlin meeting

Twenty four hours before the crucial Berlin Conference on the future of Libya, Recep Tayyip Erdogan has chosen to send the message to the leaders who will be attending.

In an article in Politico, Erdogan attacks General Khalifa Haftar, saying: “To leave Libya at the mercy of a warlord would be a mistake of historic proportions.”

And he says that the path to peace in Libya is through Turkey. At the same time, Erdogan is “schooling” European leaders by saying that they must defend democracy and human rights. He also attacks Emmanuel Macron for “rewarding those who turn their backs on diplomacy and make a mockery of the international community“. While threatening the EU that if it does not consent it will have problems with terrorism and refugee flows.

If the conflict rages on, the violence and instability will also fuel irregular migration toward Europe,” Erdogan writes in this article published in Politico.

“Terrorist organizations such as ISIS and Al Qaeda, which suffered a military defeat in Syria and Iraq, will find a fertile ground to get back on their feet,” he adds.

“We expect Europeans to talk less and do more,” concludes the Turkish president.

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