Disinfo: Merkel called on Georgia to accept Syrian refugees

Summary

During her visit to Georgia on 22 August, the German Chancellor Angela Merkel called the country to receive Syrian refugees.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative: euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=refugee&disinfo_issue=&disinfo_language%5B%5D=geo&date=, Angela Merkel did indeed speak, about migration during her visit in Georgia, but she mentioned the asylum-seekers from Georgia, and not the Syrian refugees. According to Merkel, the number of asylum-seekers from Georgia drastically increased in Germany after the introduction of visa-free regime. According to Mythdetektor, she also added that Germany would recognize Georgia as a safe country of origin for the return of migrants.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 118
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 04/09/2018
  • Outlet language(s) Georgian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Syria, Georgia, Germany
  • Keywords: Refugees, Angela Merkel
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