Speculation has been rife that the country is ushering in thousands of migrants via Cologne Bonn Airport, fuelled by the fact every night numerous planes from Turkey are landing. Led by Chancellor Angela Merkel, the European country has agreed to take in 28,600 migrants under various agreements.
Of this figure, 27,000 – out of 160,000 – will arrive in the country from Italy and Greece. In a second agreement between Turkey and EU, 18,000 migrants from Syria will be distributed across the continent, with Germany’s share of the total standing at 1,600.
Under this arrangement only 294 migrants have entered the country, according to the Federal Ministry of the Interior. They maintained there had only been two charter flights, and none at night.
A spokesman for the airport was forced to deny the claims after rumors reached fever pitch.
They refuted the accusations, adding all flights were normal tourist planes.