EU, Tukey strike migrants deal

Photo: AP


European Union leaders and Turkey have finalised a deal to try to halt the mass movement of migrants into Europe, the BBC reports.

European Council President Donald Tusk tweeted there was “unanimous” agreement between Turkey and the 28 EU leaders.

Under the scheme, from midnight Sunday migrants arriving in Greece will be sent back to Turkey if their asylum claim is rejected, EU sources said.

In return, EU countries will resettle thousands of Syrian migrants living in Turkey.

For Turkey, the deal will also bring financial aid and faster EU membership talks.

Show More
Back to top button