Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is continuing to issue more serious threats to cancel the EU-Turkey migration deal.
Erdogan said the EU can “forget about” Turkey re-admitting rejected asylum seekers from Greece, a main part of the deal.
He added the EU has failed to meet its part of the agreement by not providing Turkish citizens with promised visa-free travel and failing to turn over 6 billion euros in aid included in the deal.
On March 15th, Turkish Foreign Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu also confirmed Turkey is reconsidering the refugee deal with the EU, as the EU did not fulfill promises about accelerating visa-free travel for Turkish citizens.
On March 13th, Turkish EU Affairs Minister, Omer Celik, also noted that the EU-Turkey deal may be cancelled in the future, in particular the part that concerns the Greek-Turkish land border.
The European Commission said the EU “remains committed to the implementation of the EU-Turkey statement,” adding that “we expect that both sides will comply with their commitment.”