The commissioner, whose own country has been torn apart by a Turkish invasion, told MEPs: “I am not naive, I understand your concerns about Turkey but we have no choice.”
Already there is fury over how an open-door policy has led to hundreds of women in Cologne and other German cities being sexually abused by “Arabic” immigrants.
The EU has been brought to the edge of collapse by the surge of thousands of migrants with 1.2 million arriving in the last 12 months and 150,000 already this year.
Many want the Australian system of turning around ships full of migrants, giving them food and water and ensuring they will not sink but then sending them back.
After the Australian government introduced the policy illegal immigrants stopped making the dangerous sea crossing to the country.