Syrian migrants now Europe’s problem, CHP leader says
LYON – Anadolu Agency
AA photoRepublican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said the flow of Syrian migrants is now seen as Europe’s problem, speaking at a rally in Lyon province of France on Oct. 1.
“Nobody paid attention when a bloody war hit Syria. But they started to call it a serious problem when the Syrians came to the doors of Europe. This is not Turkey’s problem, it is Europe’s problem,” said Kılıçdaroğlu, speaking to around 400 Turkish people gathered during a rally in the Vienne town of Lyon.
“Two million Syrian migrants are at the doors of Europe and Europe is now asking what’s going on. Can we prevent the flow of Syrians refugees [to Europe] by banning their travel? If a family, a community, is willing to risk death, then no one can prevent it,” he added.
Comparing the experience of Turkish migrants in France to the feelings of Syrian migrants forced to leave their homes, the CHP leader suggested “you can understand their sufferings better than anyone else.”