On BBC World News, Sinan Ülgen discussed the Syrian refugee crisis and its impact on EU-Turkey relations. In the framework of the deal struck in November 2015 to stem the influx of migrants, Turkey is putting pressure on the EU to fulfill the burden-sharing measures on which the two sides agreed.

As Brussels needs Ankara to manage the crisis, Sinan Ülgen suggests that Turkey is using its position of power to accelerate its EU accession process.

This broadcast originally aired on BBC World News.