Germany plans to receive 500 refugees from Turkey every month

Eldorar Alshamia Editor | 3 February, 2017

Eldorar Alshamia:

The German government revealed on Thursday its intention to receive 500 refugees from Turkey a month and give them asylum in Germany.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced it on the sidelines of a visit to Turkey, during which she met a number of senior officials, led by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Prime Minister Ben Ali Yildirim.

Merkel discussed with Turkish officials readmission between Turkey and the EU agreement which provides for exemption of Turkish citizens from entering the European Union visa, compared with adjusted Turkey land and sea borders to prevent the flow of refugees waves.

Turkey wants the EU to fulfill its obligations with respect to facilitating the entry of its citizens to Europe and give them visas, but that has not happened yet, and threatens to cancel the agreement and to open its borders to refugees.

The German move comes as the United States takes another turn by preventing the citizens of seven Muslim countries including Syria from entering, as President Donald Trump plans to expel the refugees who have been granted asylum in the US territory.