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A document – see four images below – provides evidence that Turkey threatened to ‘swamp’ the European Union with thousands of more refugees from war zones unless the EU meets Turkey’s demands for accession to the EU. The document proves that politics is the main driver in how Turkey ‘manages’ the refugee crisis, with the refugees mere pawns in a greater political chess-game.The document – a memorandum released by euro2day.gr – concerns a meeting between Turkey and EU officials, including the head of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker and the President of the European Council Donald Tusk, at which Turkish president Tayip Erdogan threatened that if the EU did not link the refugee issue with Turkey’s accession negotiations, Turkey would “open the doors to Greece and Bulgaria and put the refugees on buses”. Juncker tells Erdogan that ‘visa-free’ deal for Turks will not happen if…

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