‘Erdogan misusing refugees’: Syrians in Germany on the Greek-Turkish border crisis

Article Link: https://www.dw.com/en/erdogan-misusing-refugees-syrians-in-germany-on-the-greek-turkish-border-crisis/a-52767797

Discussion posted by: Arye ben-Shaoul

How do Syrians who came to Germany in 2015 view the fate of those who hope to come to Europe today? There is a consensus that they are the victims of inhumane policies, but that is where agreement ends. “Erdogan is misusing refugees. He is using them for his own ends and he is playing with their lives. That’s why they have to be helped,” says M.S. of the Turkish president… Hassan al-Masry sees things slightly differently. He says authorities need to look hard at those who are now amassed at the Greek border: “One should open the border for those coming straight from Idlib. But why do those who have been living in Turkey for years, who work there, want to come to Europe?”