Borrell: Turkey welcomes more than 4 million people, have to help EU

Borrell: Turkey welcomes more than 4 million people, have to help EU

The European Union (EU) High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, EU, therefore, welcomed the immigrants said he was forced to help Turkey.

Borrell, who held talks in Rome, the capital of Italy, visited the command center of Operation Irene, which the EU has implemented to control the arms embargo on Libya.

At the press conference he held here, Borrell stated that his visit took place after the positive developments in Libya.

Noting that Operation Irini has completed its first year today, Borrell said, “I am proud to say that Operation Irini has achieved success by achieving tangible results despite difficulties such as the pandemic. I was honored to visit this place. Thank you for the role, “he said.

Explaining that Operation Eirene was not only a naval operation, Borrell said, “It also had eyes in the sky. We watched 25 ports, the runways of 15 airports and 200 flights, which were suspected of carrying military cargo to Libya. 2 thousand 300 ships were inspected, 8 ships were inspected.” used.

Stating that the Libyans finally decided to continue on the path of peace and stability, Borrell said that foreign mercenaries should also leave this country, but “unfortunately this will not happen tomorrow”.

EU official, recalling the United Nations (UN) arms embargo decision on Libya, said, “It is very important that everyone respects the arms embargo imposed by the UN.”


Borrell Turkey with a question for the asylum agreement between the EU “That stopped the EU and illegal immigration agreement between Turkey and was saved many lives. This agreement is still valid and should continue to practice” was the answer.

This year deal and how financing voicing they would continue to work on will be provided Borrell in Turkey, including the immigration issue in the next meeting of the council is on the agenda in all aspects and reported that prepare a report for submission to the council on this issue.

Turkey’s hosted by migrants striking Borrell said, “I thought it would cut its efforts towards EU migrants. Because Turkey welcomes more than 4 million people, and to help Turkey to the EU it must support the load represented by these people,” he said.

Josep Borrell said that most of the EU funding under this agreement goes directly to immigrants, not the Turkish government.

When asked whether the EU would control the ceasefire in Libya, Borrell stated that the EU could not decide on this, but that they could consider monitoring the ceasefire if requested by the UN.


Before the headquarters visit, Josep Borrell met with Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio at the ministry.

He made a statement to the press after the bilateral meeting.

Borrell, next Monday bilateral relations, including the ongoing exploratory talks between Greece and the EU Foreign Ministers’ Meeting will be held in Turkey and said they would take up “We have good momentum in relations with Turkey.” said.

Di Maio in relations with Turkey, the EU Foreign Ministers meeting, and after the Council will discuss the EU, the continuation of dialogue in relations and said it must continue to build a positive agenda.

The Italian minister stated that they are against unilateral provocation against his European partners.

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