Serbia, Turkey question EU about migration crisis

BRUSSELS, Oct. 06 (MNA) – Serbia demanded the European Union (EU) a common position to face the immigration crisis, while Turkey recalled the regional bloc that it has been receiving refugees for years and has never reject them.

With over half a million people coming to Europe in a flow that has caused chaos in several nations, Serbia, which is not part of the EU, claimed the group of 28 a united response to the phenomenon.

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ivica Dacic, stated that some countries of the bloc let in refugees while others built fences and closed borders to prevent their entrance.

Should we build walls too?, said the official while adding that the EU should give a joint response to the phenomenon.

President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who is in Brussels to meet with European authorities and try to adopt a coordinated plan to face the crisis, considered the worst since World War II.

Speaking to the press, the president reminded the EU that Turkey alone hosts about 2,5 million Syrian and Iraqi refugees, for which it has invested more than $7,8 million USD.

"We have a 911km long border with Syria and a 350km one with Iraq, so we are the most threatened country and despite our situation we have not closed our doors", he said.

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