Germany prepares for failure of EU-Turkey migrant deal

(VOVworld) – The German government is preparing an action plan in case Turkey likely pulls out from the deal with the European Union to restrict the flow of migrants into the continent if the EU does not grant visa-free travel to Turks by October.

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A woman holds a child after disembarking from the Italian Navy ship Borsini in the Sicilian harbour of Palermo, southern Italy. (File photo: Guglielmo Mangiapane/Reuters)

German daily newspaper Spiegel cited materials of the country’s Finance Ministry on Friday as saying that Turkey is unclear.

According the source, if the agreement between Turkey and EU is broken, the bloc must secure the marine border control over the waters between Egypt and Turkey’s islands. Analysts of German Finance Ministry said in such a case, it’s necessary to increase coordination with Athens.

On Monday Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu gave EU visa ultimatum asking it to implement its promise by October.

On Friday, Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastan Kurz underlined the importance of taking long-term control along the Balkan border, considering it a measure to prevent the flow of migrants. He said illegal migration will not be permitted to get asylum in Europe.

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