Summary: It is cynical but true: people in power say they want to help refugees, but they manipulate displaced persons for their own benefit. Their involvement requires financial and political trade-offs. This means pressure and even potential for blackmail. Those managing the “exodus” have all the power: look at Turkey, which wants to achieve freedom of travel for Turkish citizens in the EU and to rid themselves of the Kurds legally.
Author: Helmut L. Müller, Salzburger Nachrichten
Original Title: Flüchtende Menschen werden zu politischen Waffen
Language of Article: German
Publishing date: 2016, March 11