Şentop criticizes Europe’s policies on immigration and Islamophobia


Turkish Parliament Speaker Mustafa Şentop criticized the European Union’s policies on immigration, Islamophobia, and the Eastern Mediterranean crisis.


This came in statements he made on Tuesday in the capital, Madrid, to Turkish and Spanish journalists, on the sidelines of his official visit to Spain.

Şentop said that the EU’s policies regarding immigration, Islamophobia and the Eastern Mediterranean are contradictory, illogical, and neutral.

He added that the promises made by the European Union regarding Syrian refugees in Turkey do not constitute a tenth of the total pledges made in this regard.

He explained that some European countries classify the countries concerned with immigrants as countries with responsibilities and tasks, and others with rights and powers, noting that this approach to the issue of immigration is “wrong.”


In another context, the Turkish Parliament Speaker warned against the rise of Islamophobia and xenophobia in Europe.

And on Sunday, Şentop began an official visit to Spain that will continue until Tuesday, the first of its kind in 27 years at the level of Speaker of Parliament, during which he is accompanied by a delegation of members of Parliament.