Greece Warns of Turkish Plot to pour 3,000 illegal immigrants a day in to the EU. (AW).
Greece intelligence warned that Turkey is secretly planning to send over 3,000 refugees sailing to Greek shores every day.
Greek analysts warned thousands of dinghies and motorboats have massed along the Turkish coast as the refugee deal agreed between Ankara and Brussels looks set to unravel.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to open the borders if the EU continue to block talks on the country’s accession to the union.
The European Parliament voted to temporarily halt membership talks amid concerns about the brutal crackdown on dissent in the country following an attempted military coup in July.
Erdogan warned: "If you go any further, these border gates will be opened. Neither me nor my people will be affected by these dry threats. It wouldn't matter if all of you approved the vote".The deal reached in March meant any refugee who arrived on Italian or Greek shores would be sent back to Turkey in exchange for EU member countries accepting another refugee from a Turkish camp on a “one for one” basis.
Ankara will also receive aid money to help it care for the refugees within its borders, visa free travel for its citizens and the speeding up of membership talks.
But according to Greek newspaper Proto Thema, Ankara has given up on hope of Brussels living up to its side of the deal and could start allowing the refugees to flee “within a matter of weeks. Hmmm.....not mentioning all the Islamist terrorists they'll allow to cross as well.