Syria’s Envoy to Russia Says Erdogan Using Refugee Crisis as Leverage Against European States


Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is using the new refugee crisis to “blatantly blackmail” European nations, Syria’s envoy to Russia Riyad Haddad has stated.

“Countries can’t use refugees issue as leverage to pressure other states, as Turkey does in regards to the European Union. Turks will always be pressuring [Syria] and Europe using refugees”, Haddad said.

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