Daily Express

EU looks for Turkish help

- By Joe Barnes

TURKEY has warned Brussels that it will not act as “border guard” for the EU amid fears of a migration crisis fuelled by Afghan refugees.

Josep Borrell, EU foreign policy chief, said: “We need to ensure that the political situation created in Afghanista­n by the return of the Taliban does not lead to a large scale migratory movement towards Europe.”

He added: “A humanitari­an crisis must be prevented. Here, Turkey will play a very important role.”

But Ankara, which is building a 150-mile wall on its border with Iran, said it was not willing to act as “the border guard or freebee camp of the EU”.

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