Syrians from Turkey to get priority: Merkel
BERLIN - Anadolu Agency
AP photoGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Jan. 29 her government had reached an agreement over a quota reserve, with priority for Syrian migrants coming from Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon, highlighting that it would be much easier for them to bring their families to the country.
“We have reached an agreement over reserving a quota primarily for Syrian migrants coming from Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon,” Merkel said, speaking at a joint press meeting after discussing migrant and asylum policies with cabinet members and governors.
Merkel also added they came to an agreement over the issue that migrants who were granted limited asylum could not bring their families into the country for two years.
Meanwhile, migrants coming from Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia would quickly be sent back to their countries for they would be classified as “safe coming countries” according to the new migrant package called Migrant Package 2.
The German chancellor also said a letter penned by Bavarian Minister-President Horst Seehofer would be replied to but not discussed publicly.
Seehofer demanded the number of migrants coming to Germany be limited to 200,000 annually in the letter sent to Merkel on Jan. 26.