The Turks, who live in the territory of the European Union, are not responsible for the policies of the Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan. This was stated by the head of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker in an interview with the tabloid Bild.
Juncker, speaking about the policy of Erdogan, emphasized that there is a big difference between the Turkish people and the Turkish government. In addition, according to the head of the European Commission, representatives of the Turkish community in the European Union are well integrated and contribute to the prosperity of Europe.
"Not all Turks - small Erdogan" - said Juncker.
Juncker also said he was not worried about the threat of rupture with Turkey on migrants agreement. Such a measure Erdogan threatened if the EU does not provide the citizens of his country's visa-free regime.
Juncker said he did not in the interests of Turkey itself, to the coast of the country concentrated smugglers and bandits, and so they got their hands on the levers of influence.
In recent years, relations between Turkey and the EU have intensified. In particular, in response to statements by European politicians, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, in one of his speeches he demanded "to stop reading Ankara lectures."
In addition, serious diplomatic scandal occurred last week between Ankara and Amsterdam. It all started with the fact that the Dutch authorities have not given permission to land aircraft Cavusoglu, who was planning to go to Rotterdam at the meeting of representatives of Turkish Diaspora to change Turkey's constitution.
Erdogan called the Dutch diplomats "fascists". Later, the Netherlands is also not missed the car in Rotterdam with the Minister of Family and Social Policy Fatma Betul Turkey Saillant Kiai. She was forced to return to Germany and in the Netherlands it was called "undesirable alien." Netherlands Turkey threatened retaliatory measures.