Turkey warns of new migration flow if EU fails to keep its promises
'Turkey cannot take in more migrants,' says parliament speaker
Mustafa Sentop's remarks came during an interview with Spanish news agency EFE just before he left Turkey for an official three-day visit to Spain.
"As long as the EU does not deliver on its promises and take the necessary humanitarian initiatives, the wave of migration cannot be avoided," he said. "Turkey cannot take in more migrants. Everyone has to shoulder their share of responsibility."
"But it does not even meet its financial obligations," he criticized.
On relations between Spain and Turkey, Sentop said he believed that the two nations should deepen their bilateral relations as "they have many things in common."
Underlining that the two nations have long-lasting ties, he recalled the first Spanish-Ottoman friendship treaty from 1873 and the creation of the Alliance of Civilizations initiative in 2005.
In trade, the "main objective should be to raise the bilateral trade volume, which was $12,000 million before the pandemic, to 20,000 million."
He suggested that two countries rise cooperation in the army industry with Turkish drones in the future.