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Turkey and the European Migrant Crisis

Turkey remains at the center of the European migrant crisis. Not only is it the largest migrant center for refugees from the Syrian war and for many from Iraq and Afghanistan, but the Turkish state has also been complimented for hosting the best possible temporary dwellings for tens of thousands of displaced people in spite of the great task demanded to house such large numbers. 

Yet, each day, droves of migrants are fleeing from Turkey to Greece seeking solace with a hope of reaching Germany or France or another accepting nation of the European Union(EU). With its acceptable comfort of lodgings for refugees, then, why are so many migrants risking peril in venturing to Greece?  

Turkey has admirable hosted more than one-million refugees in adequate conditions for the duration of the Syrian war. The brotherly humanitarian kindness Turkey has shown displaced people, remains highly commendable.
However, it is debatable whether or not Turkey could sustain its hospitality to refugees faced with its own evolving political conditions and circumstances. 

Turkey has re-ignited an interior and exterior strife with the Kurds. The ruling Justice and Development Party(AKP), with the blessing of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, is attempting to change Turkey from a parliamentary system to a presidential one. Many rights issues including freedom of the Press and of the Internet, are ripe in Turkey. While many Turks appear favorable to a new constitution, stark differences remain over the character of what a new form of government would look like.

As the second largest armed-force after the United States(US) in NATO, Turkey's geo-political position remains unchallenged. Yet, it appears that Turkey is hedging its humanitarian obligations shown to its brothers and sisters, upon the fallacy that the international community, would not condemn Turkey's actions against freedoms within the land Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. 

Thus, it could be suffice that Turkey, though cooperative, will not lend full support to eradicating the migrant crisis until its leaders have gotten what they seek in terms of concessions or silence from the international community on the issue of infringement of freedoms within Turkey.

The displaced will face increasing uncomfortable times in Turkey. Evolving political conditions in Turkey will support the exodus of more refugees from Turkey to Greece. Therefore, for the long run, the solution to Europe's migrant crisis should center with Greece and the erecting of logistic centers to support the humanitarian integration of Europe's newest people.