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Turkey about to unleash migrant tidal wave?

The escalation of the row between Turkey and the Netherlands continues with Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus in Ankara calling "Europe's politicians under fascist, neo-nazi influence" and threatening to unleash a tidal wave a new migrants into the EU.

Published: March 14, 2017, 9:14 am

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    A new influx of migrants has the potential to sway the outcome of the Dutch election which will be held in less than two days.

    Turkey has announced it will suspend all high-level diplomatic meetings and cancel all flight permissions for Dutch politicians in the wake of the Dutch government’s decision to bar two Turkish cabinet ministers from campaigning in the Netherlands.

    At a media briefing Kurtulmus announced that Ankara was closing its air space to Dutch diplomats until the Netherlands meets Turkish requests, according to the AP.

    Kurtulmus also says the Dutch ambassador to Turkey, who was traveling when the diplomatic row started, would not be allowed to return.

    Kurtulmus said the political sanctions would remain in place until the Netherlands takes steps to “redress” its actions. He added: “There is a crisis and a very deep one. We didn’t create this crisis or bring to this stage.”

    However the most troubling development, is that Kurtulmus exclaimed that since “Europe has not kept its promises on the migrant deal, for us that agreement has ended.”

    His remarks suggest that one year after it collected $3 billion for the migrant deal, Turkey has just voided the agreement, meaning that Turkey could soon flood Europe with “refugees” currently hosted inside Turkish borders. And as a result, Europe’s refugee situation could get far worse, while support for anti-immigrant political parties could increase dramatically.

    By some estimates Turkey currently harbors over 2 million potential migrants, some in a precarious mental state.

    One year after the European Union and Turkey reached a deal to quell the flow of asylum seekers in Europe, there has been a rise of psychological disorders among migrants, according to a Doctors Without Borders (MSF) report released on Tuesday.

    “Patients with symptoms of depression and anxiety” increased by 2.5 times. They also found an increased amount of people with psychosis.

    Moreover Dutch direct investment in Turkey amounts to $22 billion, making the Netherlands the biggest source of foreign investment with a share of 16 percent.

    The Netherlands is also the tenth largest market for Turkish exports, totalling $3.6 billion in 2016, according to the Turkish Statistical Institute. Should the diplomatic war continue, a recession in Turkey would become a certainty.

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