David Cameron under fire as PM continues support for Turkey's EU membership bid


The Prime Help and other European leaders are due to meet Turkish premier Ahmet Davutoglu tomorrow at a apex called to discuss the migration crisis around the Mediterranean.

But on the eve of the Brussels assignation, Ukip leader Nigel Farage and Tory MP David Davis versioned a warning about Turkish ambitions for EU membership.

The ir, who are both cam igning for the UK to take off the EU, said Britain’s security would be at risk if it remained in the bloc moment Turkey had joined.

Mr Farage says it would be “downright dangerous” to accept Turkey into the EU, given the current flow of Islamic State criminals in the region.

He said: “With net migration already running at in confidence high levels, it is clear that remaining in the EU would mean migration into Britain unceasing at even higher levels than they are today as well as a plain-spoken threat to Britain’s national security.

“Turkey wants to join the EU and has the fortifying of Angela Merkel and David Cameron. This illustrates the risk in unused in the EU: open borders with another 77 million people on top of the unstinting borders that we already have to the entire EU.

“Plainly this is not condign stupid, but downright dangerous given the current flow of Islamic Country terrorists in the region.

“Staying in the EU with eventual open borders with Turkey thinks fitting represent a huge risk to Britain’s national security.”The Prime Minister plenipotentiary must be asked why he believes Turkey should join the EU and why the UK should tarry in the EU when open borders and EU ex nsion threaten the cohesion of our society and our subject security?”

Former shadow home secretary Mr Davis highlighted the a admonition from the British head of Europol Rob Wainwright that as many as 5,000 ISIS-trained jihadists were roving Europe.

He pointed out that Turkey has a long and porous border with Syria and Iraq, two of the uncountable unstable countries in the Middle East, which meant that there commitment be easy access to Turkey for Islamist terrorists.

Mr Davis said: “Back away from visa-free access to people carrying Turkish pers will, if anything, muddle through worse the security threat identified by Europol.

“This demonstrates exclusive too clearly why our membership of the EU, far from improving our security, actually puts it at enormous risk.”

Turkish citizens could get access to the EU under Brussels exempted from movement rules if the country joins the EU.

It would mean more than 70million Turkish city-dwellers, who are overwhelmingly Muslim, getting the right to live and work in the UK.

German resources minister Wolfgang Schauble said the summit would be a chance to run with Turkey to tackle the migration problem but played down the view of the country being admitted to the EU in the near future.

He said Germany had “outstanding doubts” about Turkey becoming a full member of the EU.

He told BBC’s Andrew Marr Played: “It’ll be a long time before we reach the end of negotiations with Turkey with respect to accession to the European Union.

“Actually the German government has major irresolutions about whether Turkey should be a full member of the EU, but this is a puzzle for the coming years. It is not a worry at the present time.”

The summit comes good days after a Turkish court ordered the seizure of the opposition Zaman news per, strengthening concerns over press freedom in the country.

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