Turkey Uses Refugees as Leverage Against EU

The photo shows a Syrian refugee center on the Turkish Border. (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain)

Refugees in Turkey and the European Union often flee from war zones in Syria and Afghanistan. Some leave bad economic situations in Pakistan or India.

Unfortunately, these people have become caught in the middle of a political chess match as Turkey tries to leverage them against the EU. Tasos Ioannidis of AMG International says, “Over the last four years or so, there has been a lot of disagreement between Turkey and the European Union. Turkey has been trending more towards an Islamic government.”

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Kevin Zeller


  • Pray the refugees coming through Turkey would not be treated as political leverage.
  • Pray many people would encounter the Love of Jesus through AMG’s ministry.

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