Friday February 21, 2020

EU nears deal on migrant cap as Turkey raises its asking price

Turkey has called on the bloc to double its financial aid to Turkey to €6 billion

8th March, 2016
Refugees arrive in Greece by boat Pic: Getty Images

European Union leaders edged toward an agreement with Turkey to halt the inflow of migrants, with the Turkish government jacking up the price for serving as the EU’s defensive barrier.

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu caught EU leaders off-balance with a plea for last-minute concessions at a Brussels summit, calling on the bloc to double its financial aid to Turkey to €6 billion. Turkey paired that request with its most serious offer yet...

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