Angered at EU, Erdogan (who had invited Islamic jihadists to Turkey in the first place on their way to fight in Syria) threatens to release IS prisoners.

Angered at EU, Erdogan (who had invited Islamic jihadists to Turkey in the first place on their way to fight in Syria) threatens to release IS prisoners.

Angered at EU, Erdogan (who had invited Islamic jihadists to Turkey in the first place on their way to fight in Syria) threatens to release IS prisoners.
Whatever the means, the West EU (few home-grown jihadists from Visegrad) must prevent the Islamic extremists or their family members from returning to Europe. This is not the time to be naive about “human rights”. They denounced and declared war on Europe; they are a big risk and their fates must be determined in the Middle East.
EU and Western European courts and its “human rights” industry cannot be trusted when dealing with hardened extremists. If they return to Europe, they will soon be roaming the streets, exposing all in Europe.
* Erdogan is out of hand and needs his attitude adjusted (like Assad did to him) and brought back down to size. He expects all to bow down to his demands, as he did when he was “angered” over a pipeline and proceeded to destabilize Syria with the help of other bottom-shelf actors.
Assad answered Erdogan in his own way…and garnered respect, something the EU does have. Europe must do the same or they will continue to be dependent on a foreign power, which is never a good idea. The notion that Europe does not have the means to defend its borders on its own and are at the mercy of Erdogan is a defeatist and weak attitude.
Europe has the means to break Erdogan’s ribs with some old fashioned economic hardball.
Greece can also declare the sea regions around Turkey as a military zone to stop all ships.
The constant threats from Erdogan need answered with crippling economic sanctions to break his country’s ribs. The EU has economic leverage and Turkey is dependent on EU for trade. This will help adjust his attitude. In addition, the sea regions between Turkey and Greece must be declared a military zone and closed…period. This migrant invasion needs stopped.
As we said before, private companies which took big risks investing in Turkey in hopes of higher returns (which they enjoyed) will take a hit. But this is how the free market works: one cannot expect to reap big profits in risky countries without suffering the consequences when those risks suddenly appear. The principle of risk and reward.
Besides, this will be short term. Turkey is a basket case and Erdogan cannot afford to engage in an economic battle for long. The other alternative is to remain a slave to Erdogan.
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