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>> It's time to reassess Turkey's migration pact with Europe, at least according to the country's EU minister, Omer Celik, slamming what he says is the block's failure to keep its promises saying his country shouldn't have to either.>> In my opinion, it has come to light that the European Union does not keep its promises.
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This is my personal opinion. Turkey has no liability to carry out this deal. Therefore, Turkey may reassess the migrant deal whenever and how it wants. I believe it is time to reassess this deal but as I said, I don't say this in connection with the crisis in the Netherlands.
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>> Signed last year, the deal aimed to stem the flow of migrants into Europe in return for billions of euros and visa-free travel for Turks. The minister's comments come on the heels of a diplomatic row escalating between Turkey and the Netherlands. Kicking off when Ankara's leaders were banned from rallying support among the Turkish-Dutch population ahead of an April referendum to boost the President's powers at home.
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Turkey responded, suspending high level diplomatic relations, expelling the Dutch ambassador, and canceling diplomatic flights with the Netherlands. Germany too, barring Turkey's ministers from campaigning a week earlier. Further burning bridges, Turkish President, Tayyip Erdogan, branded the Dutch as Nazi remnants, leading to outrage from European leaders.>> I was scandalized by what was said coming from Turkey on the Netherlands and Germany and on others.
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I will never accept this comparison between the Nazis and the now governments.
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>> The row seen fueling support for far right parties in Europe ahead of key elections. Now, the last thing Europe wants is for its hard won deal on migrants to collapse too.