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.

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Author: Helmut L. Müller, Salzburger Nachrichten

Original Title: Flüchtende Menschen werden zu politischen Waffen

Language of Article: German

Publishing date: 2016, March 11