It is unfair to expect Turkey to take on all obligations regarding the issue of irregular migration and refugees, Turkey's Foreign Minister said Monday.
Speaking to Greece's To Vima weekly, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu pointed out that Greece had not been fulfilling its obligations in line with a migration deal signed between Turkey and the EU in 2016, adding that Turkish coast guard officials were doing all they could to prevent a repetition of the irregular migration crisis of 2015.
"It is unfair to expect Turkey to bear the brunt of an international issue such as that of irregular migration and refugees. While Turkey hosts 3.7 million Syrians and we try to control the influx of irregular migration on our eastern borders, it is not possible to accept these claims," said Çavuşoğlu in response to criticism of Turkey's efforts on the issue.
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