In an exclusive interview with RT, Syrian President Bashar Assad said it’s hypocrisy for European nations to fear that Ankara will send refugees to Europe, is based on to continue to sponsor terrorism in Syria.
The Syrian leader argued that the primary concern for Europe should not be the Syrian refugees which Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan now threatens to release to Europe, but the “hundreds of thousands” of backdoor mercenaries Europe allied itself with.
How can one fear those millions of refugees, while you support those armed stooges directly in tens of thousands at least and maybe hundreds of thousands in Syria.
And now that the proxy war against Syria is lost, the EU fears that they’re going to go back to their country of origin?
Assad told RT’s Afshin Rattansi that while there might be some extremists among those who fled the war-torn country, the majority of the refugees do not pose any acute threat, as opposed to hardened jihadists who may turn on their patrons.
The relationship between Europe and Turkey is love-hate, Assad said. He noted that although the EU “hates” the Turkish leader, European nations cannot but listen to what he has to say.
RT. com / ABC Flash Point Blog 2019.