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Minister warns of migrant crisis greater than 2015

As greater numbers of migrants make their way to the Greek islands from Turkey, Germany’s Federal Interior Minister Horst Seehofer has called on EU member states to step up and provide more support to Greece and Turkey.

Seehofer warned that if the EU fails to address the migration situation in Turkey and Greece, a new mass migration of people from southern Europe into Germany – similar to what was seen in 2015 – could occur, Spiegel Online reports.


“We have to help our European partner more with the controls at the EU’s external borders, we have left them alone for too long,” Seehofer told Bild.

“If we do not, we will see a wave of refugees like 2015 – maybe even more than four years ago,” he added.

As things currently stand, growing numbers of migrants, mainly from Afghanistan, are making their way from the Turkish coast to Greece’s the Aegean Islands. As per the 2016 EU-Turkey Refugee Agreement, migrants are required to remain on the islands until their asylum applications are processed.

But as the number of migrant arrivals have increased drastically in the past few months, migrant facilities operating on the Greek islands have become overwhelmed.

In August, Greece saw close to 7,000 migrants arrive by boat, the highest number since 2016.

Last week, two people were burned to death after angry migrants living in Moria – a camp on the Greek Island of Lesbos – set several temporary housing units ablaze and prevented firefighters from putting it out.

The German Interior Minister also called EU member states to do more to assist Turkey.

“Turkey is doing a great deal in welcoming refugees, which is also in our interests,” Seehofer said.

On Thursday and Friday, Seehofer traveled to Turkey and Greece in an attempt to salvage the quickly deteriorating migration pact between the EU and Turkey. He promised Athens and Ankara that Germany would support them in dealing with refugees and border guards.

In July, Turkey’s Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu said that if European governments didn’t do more to help Turkey deal with migrants, then it would let them flood into Europe.

“We are facing the biggest wave of migration in history. If we open the floodgates, no European government will be able to survive for more than six months. We advise them not to try our patience.”

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8 Comments on this post.
  • TOlbeRts reply
    7 October 2019 at 5:11 pm
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    Trump is doing the best he can with no help from the Congress and the Senate has been almost mute the President is pretty much on his own all this garbage about whistle blowers it’s as if they are something that should be praised and glorified, no what they are is headline seekers and money profiteers!

  • okey brewer
    7 October 2019 at 6:03 pm
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    well thats the countries falt everyone needs to step up and stop 100% of the migrants for a year or two till they can vet who they want or not want and this should be all countries and should stop all migrants from muslim countries for ever go TRUMP 2020

  • Walt Thatacher
    8 October 2019 at 6:03 pm
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    Americans that are Christians and love Jesus Christ should never let Muslims take over the power of our country. Just take a look at what the Islamic Ideology of Sharia Laws wants to have in the USA. Nobody in their right mind should allow these things happen. Christians believe in Jesus Christ the son of God and we pray to God. Muslims believe in Muhammad as their God which is Allah, a false God, he is not the same as Jesus Christ.

    According to the Sharia law,(the religion of peace?):
    • A man can marry an infant girl and consummate the marriage when she is 9 years old.
    • Girls’ clitoris should be cut (Muhammad’s words, Book 41, Kitab Al-Adab, Hadith 5251).
    • Theft is punishable by amputation of the hands (Quran 5:38).
    • Criticizing or denying any part of the Quran is punishable by death.
    • Criticizing Muhammad or denying that he is a prophet is punishable by death.
    • Criticizing or denying Allah is punishable by death (see Allah moon god).
    • A Muslim who becomes a non-Muslim is punishable by death (See Compulsion).
    • A non-Muslim who leads a Muslim away from Islam is punishable by death.
    • A non-Muslim man who marries a Muslim woman is punishable by death.
    • A woman or girl who has been raped cannot testify in court against her rapist(s).
    • Testimonies of 4 male witnesses are required to prove rape of a female (Quran 24:13).
    • A woman or girl who alleges rape without producing 4 male witnesses is guilty of adultery.
    • A woman or girl found guilty of adultery is punishable by death (see “Islamophobia”).
    • A male convicted of rape can have his conviction dismissed by marrying his victim.
    • Muslim men have sexual rights to any woman/girl not wearing the Hijab (see Taharrush).
    • A woman can have 1 husband, who can have up to 4 wives; Muhammad can have more.
    • A man can beat his wife for insubordination (see Quran 4:34 and Religion of Peace).
    • A man can unilaterally divorce his wife; a wife needs her husband’s consent to divorce.
    • A divorced wife loses custody of all children over 6 years of age or when they exceed it.
    • A woman’s testimony in court, allowed in property cases, carries ½ the weight of a man’s.
    • A female heir inherits half of what a male heir inherits (see Mathematics in Quran).
    • A woman cannot speak alone to a man who is not her husband or relative.
    • Meat to eat must come from animals that have been sacrificed to Allah – i.e., be “Halal.”
    • Muslims should engage in Taqiyya and lie to non-Muslims to advance Islam.

  • Bob L Liles
    8 October 2019 at 7:39 pm
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    Why even bother to attempt to vet Any Moslem from Any country? They only come and destroy, murder, rape, rob, behead and take over all the schools and governments! I say die moslem!

  • Martin Zuniga
    8 October 2019 at 10:34 pm
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    It looks more like and invasion targeting countries that have very good welfare systems. Usually the “migrants” are very poor, illiterate, no skills and very high breeders. The losers in this chaotic scenario are taxpayers, whilst the corrupt politicians keep making excuses. Too bad.

    9 October 2019 at 9:31 pm
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    Ummmmmmmmmmm………All this time I have been calling the House Liar, Liddull A Dam Schiff-tee…..

    9 October 2019 at 9:36 pm
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    In this case I would say to the Minister, Deal with it…………………

    • Jason Casteel
      10 October 2019 at 8:39 pm
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      All this goes to show EVERYONE that the Democrats only care about staying in power. They will do or say anything that will keep them there. Take a look at the last few Democrat Presidents. What they promised and what they did. Trump promised a lot and he has delivered quite a bit with all things considered.

      One thing that I find absolutely hilarious, the deficit. How the Dems bitch about it going up a couple trillion. Only because they have to have their social programs continually increase. They need that in order to stay in office. Try adding up what they want to do if they win in 2020. Why is it, everything they do is “constitutional and moral”? Anything a republican does is immoral and creates a “constitutional crisis”?

      All of these things are reasons why this Democrat has not voted for a Democrat since 2008, and no, it was not for Obama. The rest of you Democrats better wise up. If your poor, they will own you. If your well off, you won’t be. All you Hollywood actors, shut the f**k up. Nobody cares about what you and your washed up career think. Anyone who does, well, just look at them.

      To those who burned down the housing units that killed 2 people…you should have been shot. That is how you repay people who are trying to help you? Try pulling that crap here…you will probably get put into Congress.

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