Turkey issued an extraordinary blackmail note to Europe tonight by threatening to send MILLIONS more migrants into the continent unless the EU agrees to hand over extra cash. The country’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan pledged to put huge numbers of refugees on buses and planes unless European leaders give him more money to host people arriving from Syria. In a bombshell rant he lashed out at both the EU and UN, who have criticised his country for not opening its border to more refugees.

In recent days, world leaders have called on Turkey to take in Syrian refugees fleeing Islamic State (ISIS) and Russian air strikes on its southern border. But Mr Erdogan retaliated in extraordinary fashion yesterday, threatening to “open the gates” and let millions of migrants into Europe. He laid out the threat to his EU counterparts, including EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, that the time could come when Turkey stop trying to prevent migrants from reaching Europe. READ MORE