On Thursday in Ankara, the Greek migration minister has met the Turkish interior minister, Suleyman Soylu, to talk over the migrant crisis in the two countries.

Giorgos Koumoutsakos, the Alternate Minister of Migration Policy of Greek, met Suleyman Soylu after a spike in migrants arriving in Greece.

Both ministers exchanged dialogue over the migrant crisis between Greek and Turkey.

Koumoutsakos also met Turkish Deputy Foreign Minister, Yavuz Selim Kiran, at Turkey’s Foreign Ministry building and discussed the EU-Turkey refugee agreement and its importance to tackle irregular migration.

The talks follow threats by Turkey’s President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan that Turkey could “open the gates” and enable migrants to quit for European countries as they can’t handle a huge population of 3.6 million Syrian refugees it entertains alone.

Turkey continually blames the EU of not keeping to the terms of the 2016 agreement.

According to official statistics, Ankara has spent $40 billion for the refugees so far.

Soylu is also scheduled to have a meeting with his Germana and French counterparts to discuss the 2016 EU-Turkey migration deal.


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