The European Union is nonplussed in the face of the refugee influx. However, EU countries are the leading ones causing this influx. The policy they follow with regard to Syria is the primary reason for the ever-growing number of refugees. Even though they express that they are against the Syrian dictator, President Bashar Assad, they are abetting him in practice. By making small calculations they are leaving Assad alone hoping that he fights against the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). And Assad continues his murders by masterly exploiting this elusive demeanor of the EU. Syrian children are not only dying in the Aegean Sea. Assad's gas bombs, barrel bombs and all other weapons are killing Syrian children every day.
The EU is not sincere on the ISIS matter, either. The attacks by the coalition formed against ISIS are only limited to airstrikes, which fail to undermine ISIS. As a matter of fact, some airdropped aid including weapons and food, which are supposedly dropped to help the opposition, were seized by ISIS. A genuine struggle against ISIS is possible by fighting on the ground. However, the EU wants this war to be fought by Turkish, Jordanian or Lebanese soldiers, expecting Turkish soldiers to be the ones that are killed if necessary.
They do not want to see bodies of German, French or British soldiers that would be killed in a struggle against terrorism in Syria or Iraq and brought to Berlin, Paris or London in coffins. The EU countries that do not even lean toward the idea that each country should pay costs in equal terms on the subject are displaying an indecent attitude in the fight against terrorism.
They back the Democratic Union Party (PYD), which is a terrorist organization based in Syria.
Even worse, they do not even need to hide the fact that they are abetting the outlawed PKK, a terrorist organization based in Turkey that has turned Turkey into a bloodbath in recent weeks.
EU countries resolutely eradicate terrorist organizations that pose a danger to Germany, Spain, the U.K. or France such as the Red Army Faction (RAF), Basque Country and Freedom (ETA), Irish Republican Army (IRA) or the National Liberation Front of Corsica (FLNC) by violating all laws if required. They also legitimize the instant execution of terrorists where they are seen when certain terrorists they list as dangerous are in question. The same countries do not by any means support Turkey's fight against the PKK, which is internationally recognized as a violent terrorist organization, leaving Turkey alone.
They also unabashedly make some pedantic suggestions. The governments of these countries can go as far as to suggest that Turkey should negotiate instead of fighting Turkey's righteous war against the PKK.
They are almost guarding the PKK, which is similar to or even more dangerous than the terrorist organizations they would unhesitatingly destroy if they happen to threaten the life and property of people and kill dozens of military and police officers and civilians in their countries. They cannot even prevent the threats of the PKK, which is active in all kinds of goings-on in their countries, targeting pacifist Turks and Kurds living in EU countries.
They are nearly giving red-carpet treatment to the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), which is an anti-democratic party that received 13 percent of the vote thanks to PKK militants who threatened voters with killing them or setting their villages on fire if they did not vote for the HDP.
However, were the HDP a German party that supported the RAF, a British party supporting the IRA, or a Spanish party supporting ETA, or, let's say, a French party supporting the FLNC, none of these parties would under any circumstances be included in the EU country. Let alone enjoying any support, they would be exterminated beyond any doubt.
In a nutshell, the EU has such double standards, and conflicts with its own values to such an extent. They do not even want to see the fact that 2 million additional Syrians would be in the EU now were it not for Turkey. While Turkey is saving EU countries from a great expense in this sphere, PKK militants are killing Turkish police and military officers with the weapons supposedly supplied to northern Iraq's Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) peshmerga forces by Germany. The soldiers of Turkey, a NATO member country, are being killed with weapons from Germany, another NATO member.
And HDP administrators, who support those murdering NATO soldiers and openly side with the PKK and its terrorist activities, are hosted in European capitals as important guests of state. Demanding a more active participation from Turkey in the fight against ISIS, EU countries not only remain indifferent to Turkey's struggle against the PKK, but also gain the hatred of people in Turkey by overtly or covertly abetting militants.
People in Turkey are right to say that this is a great shame for the EU.