‘Germany in three days and France in one hour’ Shock threat to EU from Erdogan backers
WARMONGERING rhetoric is being spewed by Turkey towards Europe after a newspaper close to the Turkish regime declared the country could overrun Germany in three days.
Newspaper Yeni Söz, closely aligned to the government, made the outlandish claim on the front page of its daily newspaper.
Carrying the provocative headline “Turkey can occupy Europe within 3 days”, the move is the latest in a political spat between Ankara and Berlin.
Turkey has been vying to join the EU for more than a decade, with official negotiants to become a member dragging into their 12th year.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attempted to use the migrant crisis as a bargaining chip, striking a deal with Brussels over the crisis in exchange for political sweeteners, which included kick-starting their membership bid.