Tusk says Erdogan’s threats of flooding Europe with refugees ‘totally out of place’

Amman, European Council President Donald Tusk chastised Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Friday for threatening to send millions of Syrian refugees to Europe and blasted the Turkish operation in northern Syria as destabilizing the region.

Tusk, who spoke after meeting Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades, said Turkey’s unilateral military operation was of grave concern and should halt while Turkey’s security concerns should be addressed through political and diplomatic means.

“A military intervention will only make matters worse. Instead of creating stability, it will create even more instability in the whole region, exacerbate civilian suffering, cause further displacement and threaten progress achieved by the Global Coalition against Daesh,” Tusk said, referring to Daesh terrorist group.

Source: Jordan News Agency