Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addressed the migrant situation during a speech in Ankara on Monday, after the country announced that its borders with Europe were open to migrants on Saturday.
«They said he's probably bluffing,» stated Erdogan, before adding «and now, when I opened the doors, the phone keeps ringing.»
«Now the doors are open and right now, you'll get your share of this... Еще burden. As of yesterday, the number [of refugees] has risen dramatically and continues to rise.»
The Turkish president also said that he is set to meet with the Bulgarian prime minister Boyko Borissov and have a phone call with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
«And on Thursday we will go to Moscow and evaluate these developments with Mr Putin. Now be it ceasefire or other steps to take, we will do it and speedily achieve results,» he concluded.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that his country's borders with Europe were open to migrants on Saturday. The statement came after at least 33 Turkish soldiers were killed in an airstrike in Syria's Idlib province last week. President Erdogan has accused the EU of failing to keep its financial promises to Turkey in return for keeping Turkey's borders with the EU closed to refugees.