Muscat and Erdogan discuss investment and migration

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and Turkish President Recep Erdogan meet to discuss future investment and the migration crisis

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat met with Turkish President Recep Erdogan earlier today to discuss increasing Turkey investment in Malta and the migration situation in the Mediterranean.

The meeting was announced on Muscat’s social media page, and it took place in the president’s palace in Turkey’s capital Ankara, local media report.

Muscat is in Turkey after being invited by Henley & Partners, the promoters of Malta's golden passport scheme, which is planning to open offices in Istanbul.

The government said in a statement that both sides discussed immigration, claiming that "both countries have suffered major migrant influxes."

Many Syrian refugees have been passing through Turkey to move into Europe. Malta on the other hand has had a few asylum claims in 2015, the majority being Libyan residents travelling to Malta on a visa.

 

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