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Turkey and Germany to push for NATO involvement in monitoring wave of migration

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) and Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu

Turkey and Germany have agreed to call on NATO allies to help monitor the flow of refugees and migrants from Syria to the European Union through Turkey and over Aegean Sea. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has also blamed Russia for increasing the flow of refugees out of Syria.

After a meeting in Turkey, Angela Merkel and Turkish President Ahmet Davutoğlu stated the matter would be officially and jointly raised at a meeting of NATO defence ministers on February 11.

« Turkey and Germany will present to NATO, as an agenda item, that NATO should step in regarding the results of the refugee flow from Syria. In particular, we will make a common effort so that NATO’s monitoring mechanisms should be used effectively on the border and in the Aegean (sea),» Davutoğlu stated.

The German Chancellor called for immediate action from Ankara to improve the refugee situation in Turkey.

Merkel stated the nature of Russian military action in Syria means Moscow is in violation of the UN resolution on avoiding attacks on civilian targets it signed in December.

Angela Merkel announced she has been appalled and shocked by the suffering in the Syrian city of Aleppo and partly blamed this on Russian bombing raids in support of the Assad government.

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