Serhat TUNAR -TDO- As preparations continue for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's meeting with European Union officials in Brussels to discuss Syria and the migrant crisis, the German government has announced plans to open its doors to 1,500 migrant children in some European Union countries struggling to live in poor conditions on the Greek islands. It was not specified which European Union countries would voluntarily accept migrants.
Girls who are ill or have no parents will be admitted.
A statement by the German government said: "We want to support Greece, where humanitarian conditions are steadily deteriorating, we plan to adopt a thousand to 500 children, most of them girls. The children in question should be under the age of 14 and have no patients or parents."
Marine Le Pen, leader of France's National Unity Party, has called on the European Union to threaten to punish President Erdogan. Le Pen demanded that French President Emmanuel Macron close the borders.
Le Pen criticised European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and added: "he argues that we should transfer money back to Turkey, an event that can be described as a war. He's talking about 500 million euros."
European Union Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, who visited Greece's border with Turkey last week, said that those trying to test the unity of Europe would be disappointed and that 700m euros in financial aid would be provided to Greece.
Josep Borrell, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Relations, said the EU would provide 170m euros in aid to improve humanitarian conditions in Syria.