Turkey v EU: Erdogan threatens to FLOOD Europe with ISIS militants in chilling warning

The Turkish leader has threatened to open the door which could see supporters of the ISIS terrorist militia flooding into Europe in a chilling threat to the bloc. He told EU leaders before leaving for a visit to the US: “You may take it lightly, but these doors can open. “Then you can see how you manage.”

He then chillingly added: “You have always strung Turkey along.”

The Turkish President has demanded Brussels reconsider its attitude towards a country that not only has control over many imprisoned ISIS members in Turkey and Syria, but shockingly announced yesterday it could aid in the resurgence of the extremist terror organisation.

He threatened to flood Europe with migrants from neighbouring Syria including jihadis from ISIS.

Just this week Turkey deported suspected German ISIS supporters to Berlin for the first time.


Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has issued a terrifying threat to the EU on ISIS (Image: GETTY)


The Turkish leader has threatened to open the borders (Image: GETTY)

President Erdogan also accused the EU of failing to keep its promises amid a painfully slow accession process into the bloc.

Turkey also demanded the EU to intimidate Ankara regarding developments in Cyprus.

This is a reference the Turkish natural gas wells in front of Cyprus, of which the EU classified as unlawful.

New sanctions were cleared this week as a result.

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He then chillingly added: “You have always strung Turkey along.” (Image: GETTY)

Just yesterday, a senior Kurdish commander in Syria has warned a major terror attack on the West is imminent.

General Mazloum Kabani lashed out at the West for withdrawing from Syria, warning the actions meant the risk of a terror attack had substantially increased.

He said: “The danger of the resurgence of ISIS is very big. And it’s a serious danger.

“I think there are many people who don’t know this but it’s true. The Turkish aggression opened the space and provided hope for ISIS members.”

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When asked about the prospect of another “spectacular” terror attack like the Manchester Arena bombing or the Paris Bataclan attack, he was blunt in his words.

He said: “This is possible. It’s one of the expected things that may happen in the future.”

He also spoke of the 5,000 ISIS fighters being held in Kurdish-run prisons.

He said: “We don’t know the fate of these prisoners in Syria and the balance here changes, so we don’t know what the future is for these prisoners.


He made the threat before meeting Donald Trump (Image: GETTY)

“Yes, they pose a threat on other countries and they are extremely dangerous.”

He added that Turkey was now aiding the resurgence of ISIS.

The remarks come after Turkish forces captured the wife and family of former ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in Syria following his death last month.

The 65-year-old, named as Rasmiya Awad, was detained in a raid on Monday near the town of Azaz in Syria, officials said.

Unconfirmed reports emerged last night that Turkey had captured Awad and already began interrogating her.

One Turkish official told Reuters that the capture could lead to a crucial breakthrough in the form of intelligence.

He said: “We hope to gather a trove of intelligence from Baghdadi’s sister on the inner workings of ISIS.”

Information was scarce in the aftermath of the attack, with verification of the captured individual’s identity unattainable.

President Erdogan’s communications director Fahrettin Altun boasted of the raid’s success.

He said the raid represented “yet another example of the success of our counter-terrorism operations”.

Altun continued: “Our determination to bring justice to those who seek to terrorise our people and destabilise our region cannot be questioned.

Additional reporting by Monika Pallenberg.

source: express.co.uk