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EU, Turkey strike deal to send back migrants

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PROTEST. Refugees stage a sit-in on rail tracks during a protest of migrants near their camp at the border between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), near Idomeni, Greece, March 12, 2016. File photo by Nake Batev/EPA
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu is now set to formally sign off on the accord at a final meeting with EU leaders

BRUSSELS, Belgium (Mar. 18, 2016) — EU leaders approved a controversial deal with Turkey to curb the huge flow of asylum seekers to Europe, with all migrants arriving in Greece from Sunday to be sent back.

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EU leaders push migrant plan ahead of Turkey summit

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A young migrant runs through the refugee camp at the border between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) near Idomeni, Northern Greece, March 15, 2016. Nake Batev/EPA
EU president Donald Tusk warns that hard work lies ahead to finalize the deal, after Cyprus threatened to derail it over long-standing disagreements with Turkey

BRUSSELS, Belgium (Mar. 16, 2016) — European leaders launch a charm offensive to win backing for a migrant deal with Turkey on Wednesday, March 16, seeking to heal rifts between member states on the eve of a key summit with Ankara.

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