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Turkish PM slams refugee policy of ‘Christian fortress Europe’

Berlin (AFP) – Turkish Prime Minister Ahmed Davutoglu on Sunday criticised the “ridiculously small” share of refugees the EU is accepting, labelling the continent the “Christian fortress Europe.” Turkey had taken more than two million people alone from war-torn Syria and Iraq, creating “a buffer zone between the chaos and Europe,” Davutoglu wrote for Monday’s … Continue reading Turkish PM slams refugee policy of ‘Christian fortress Europe’

Iran President: EU must live up to historic duty on refugees

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday that European countries have a “humanitarian and historic duty” to do more to shelter refugees arriving at its borders. “The world, especially Europe, has a humanitarian and historic duty to (…) help these displaced and stranded people,” Rouhani said, quoted on his website. Europe has been facing an unprecedented … Continue reading Iran President: EU must live up to historic duty on refugees