Turkey’s Erdogan criticizes EU for ‘fourmonth’ delay over refugee funds

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday criticized the European Union for a four-month delay in disbursing a promised 3 billion euro fund for refugees agreed under a November deal.

"It's been four months. They are yet to deliver," Erdogan said in a speech in Ankara, as Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu held summit talks on the migrant crisis with EU leaders.

"Mr. prime minister is currently in Brussels. I hope he will return with the money," added Erdogan.

The EU clinched an agreement with Turkey to deliver 3 billion euros ($3.3 billion) in funds for refugees in return for Ankara's cooperation in tackling the refugee crisis -- the worst in the continent's history since World War II.

But the money has yet to arrive and obtaining the funds is one of the priorities of Davutoglu's talks in Brussels

Source: National News Agency