The representative of the European Commission Natasha Berto said that the European Union allocated € 5.6 billion to Turkey to combat the migration crisis.
“€ 5.6 billion of the € 6 billion has already been allocated to Turkey. The rest of the amount will be transferred shortly,” – she said.
Earlier, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to open the country’s borders so that Syrian refugees located in Turkish territory could go to Europe.
He noted that he was ready to take this step if a safe zone was not created in Syria in the near future.
In July, Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn announced the threat of a wave of migrants in the EU in the event of an aggravation of the situation around Iran.