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UN warns over plans to return migrants from Europe to Turkey

EU told blanket resettlement scheme could break international law

8th March, 2016
Refugee men queue for registration papers at the Greek-Macedonia border Pic: Getty

The United Nations has warned that plans to return migrants from Europe to Turkey could contravene international law.

The UN said it had serious concerns about the move – despite EU leaders hours earlier describing its proposed deal with Turkey as a "breakthrough".

It came after a meeting in Brussels on Monday agreed the broad outline of a deal to stop migrants entering Europe from Turkey.

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