EU agrees €3bn aid deal with Turkey to stem Migrant flow

Turkey will help stem the flow of migrants to Europe in return for cash, visas and renewed talks on joining the EU in a deal that Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has called a “new beginning” for the uneasy neighbours.

Leaders of the 28 European Union states met Mr Davutoglu in Brussels to give their collective political blessing to an agreement hammered out by diplomats over the past few weeks.

A key element is €3bn in EU aid for the 2.2 million Syrian refugees in Turkey, intended to raise living standards and so to persuade more to stay put rather than attempt the often perilous crossings to the Greek islands and the EU.

http://www.rte.ie/news/world/2015/1129/750042-migrants/

 

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