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Italian expert: The influx of refugees from Afghanistan concerns Europe and the West


AA / Rome / Baris Seckin

The possible influx of refugees due to the situation in Afghanistan is an issue that goes beyond Turkey’s borders and concerns Europe and the West, says an Italian expert.

Fabio L. Grassi, professor of history at La Sapienza University, told Anadolu Agency that there could be a massive influx of refugees due to the situation in Afghanistan.

“This is an issue which goes beyond Turkey’s borders and which concerns Europe and the West a lot. Once again, Turkey has a very sensitive role and a responsibility linked to its tormented geographical environment,” Grassi said. .

According to him, Europe should take more responsibility at this stage.

Regarding the US invasion of Afghanistan, the academic said, “The results of this occupation are clear: there has been a great failure, a great disaster. The United States, Europe and the West must of course bear the responsibility. “

Having taken control of Afghanistan in mid-August, the Taliban announced the establishment of a 33-member interim government.

Noting that Anatolia is like a basin that hosts different communities, Grassi said: “This is the fate of Anatolia. It is for this reason that it has become the cradle of civilizations.”

Sadullah Gulten, professor of history at Turkish University of Ordu, said people consider Turkey strong enough to welcome them all, just as he urged historians and sociologists to focus more on the issue. migratory.

Turkey is a critical transit point for irregular migrants who wish to cross to Europe to start a new life, especially those fleeing war and persecution.

Turkey is already hosting 4 million refugees on its territory, more than any other country in the world, and is taking new security measures at its borders to avoid a new influx.

* Translated from English by Mourad Belhaj

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