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Turkey: EC’s Juncker slams refugee policy backlash after Paris attacks01:33

Turkey: EC’s Juncker slams refugee policy backlash after Paris attacks

Turkey, Antalya
November 15, 2015 at 09:47 GMT +00:00 · Published

President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker underlined the difference between the asylum seekers and those who committed Friday’s Park attacks during a joint press conference with the President of the European Council Donald Tusk, ahead of the G20 summit in Antalya, on Sunday morning.

"The one who is responsible for the attacks in Paris cannot be put at equal foot with real refugees, asylum seekers and with displaced people. He is a criminal and not a refugee, not an asylum seeker" said Juncker. Answering a question about the new Polish government's reaction not to refusing refugees entry following the Paris attacks, Juncker answered that "when the new Polish government will be in function, in a new flat stand of the world we will discuss this with the new authorities in Warsaw but as far as I am concerned I do see the difficulty but I don't see the need to change our general approach."

Leaders of the Group of Twenty (G20) are due to gather in Antalya from Sunday, November 15, to Monday, November 16, to discuss global economy issues and ways to boost global growth. The refugee crisis and the fight against the so-called Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) are also expected to be on the agenda.

The G20 is an international forum where governments and central bank governors from 20 major economies give their opinions on the global situation. Members include 19 individual countries: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States, along with the European Union (EU).

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President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker underlined the difference between the asylum seekers and those who committed Friday’s Park attacks during a joint press conference with the President of the European Council Donald Tusk, ahead of the G20 summit in Antalya, on Sunday morning.

"The one who is responsible for the attacks in Paris cannot be put at equal foot with real refugees, asylum seekers and with displaced people. He is a criminal and not a refugee, not an asylum seeker" said Juncker. Answering a question about the new Polish government's reaction not to refusing refugees entry following the Paris attacks, Juncker answered that "when the new Polish government will be in function, in a new flat stand of the world we will discuss this with the new authorities in Warsaw but as far as I am concerned I do see the difficulty but I don't see the need to change our general approach."

Leaders of the Group of Twenty (G20) are due to gather in Antalya from Sunday, November 15, to Monday, November 16, to discuss global economy issues and ways to boost global growth. The refugee crisis and the fight against the so-called Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) are also expected to be on the agenda.

The G20 is an international forum where governments and central bank governors from 20 major economies give their opinions on the global situation. Members include 19 individual countries: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States, along with the European Union (EU).

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