TURKEY has threatened to open its borders to thousands of migrants unless its citizens are granted EU visas by the end of December.
If President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s administration carries out the threat it would trample on a £5billion deal with Brussels that has stemmed the flow of migrants into Europe.
Mr Erdogan’s government in Ankara warned yesterday it would unleash chaos on Europe unless Turkey’s 80 million citizens were granted freedom of movement across the continent.
Turkey’s foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said: “Our patience is approaching an end. We won’t wait until the end of the year.”