Turkey Cannot Take New Refugee Burden, Says Foreign Minister

Turkey currently hosts 3.7 actor Syrian refugees as allotment of a 2016 accord with the European Union.

Turkey cannot booty the accountability of a new casual beachcomber from Afghanistan, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Sunday afterwards talks with his German counterpart, as apropos about a new casual beachcomber abide afterwards the Taliban's demography of power.

The contest in Afghanistan accept fuelled worries in the European Union of a echo of the 2015 refugee crisis, back about a actor bodies beat war and abjection in the Middle East and above beyond to Greece from Turkey afore travelling arctic to wealthier states.

To axis the breeze of refugees, the EU accomplished an acceding with Turkey in 2016 for it to host Syrians beat the war in their country in acknowledgment for billions of euros for refugee projects.

Cavusoglu said on Sunday that Europe, as able-bodied as bounded countries, would additionally be afflicted if clearing from Afghanistan turns into a crisis and that acquaint should be abstruse from the Syrian refugee crisis.

"As Turkey, we accept abundantly agitated out our moral and altruistic responsibilities apropos migration," Cavusoglu said, speaking in a collective account appointment with German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas.

"It is out of the catechism for us to booty an added refugee burden," Cavusoglu said.

Turkey currently hosts 3.7 actor Syrian refugees, the world's better refugee population, in accession to about 300,000 Afghans. It has been reinforcing measures forth its eastern bound to anticipate crossings in apprehension of a new casual beachcomber from Afghanistan.

Maas said Germany was beholden to Turkey for its action to abide to advice run Kabul airport afterwards NATO's abandonment and said Germany was accessible to abutment that financially and technically.

"It is in our own interests to ensure that the collapse in Afghanistan does not destabilise the absolute region," he said in a statement.

Maas is on a cruise to Turkey, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Pakistan and Qatar to appearance Germany's abutment for the countries best acceptable to ache the fallout of the crisis in Afghanistan.

Turkey's neighbour Greece has completed a 40-km fence and surveillance arrangement to accumulate out migrants who still administer to access Turkey and try to ability the European Union.

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