Erdogan wants more EU money for refugees

The Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan believes that the international community a greater financial contribution to the reception of Syrian refugees in his country.

Especially the EU falls short, he said at the General Assembly of the United Nations.

In Turkey, there are more than 3 million Syrian refugees. The cost of the reception are worn mainly by Turkish shoulders according to Erdogan. Ankara gave already so far some 25 billion euros to help refugees, quantified the Turkish leader.

The EU presented Ankara financial support with a view to refugees as part of the deal. That money was meant to help Syrians in Turkey to fled. According to Erdogan Brussels held the hand on the purse strings. "The EU has sent of the 820 million euros 3 billion but that was promised," he said.