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.
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.
The scheduled two-day meeting will tackle various areas including a proposed deal with Turkey and the restoration of the visa-free Schengen zone
BRUSSELS, Belgium (Mar. 10, 2016) — EU interior ministers were set to meet in Brussels Thursday, March 10, to discuss the migrant crisis after western Balkan nations slammed shut their borders, exacerbating a dire humanitarian situation on the Macedonian frontier.
The migrants who died include 10 children, died on Sunday when the boat carrying them on a bid to reach EU member Greece from Turkey sank in the Aegean in the latest deadly disaster on the route
ISTANBUL, Turkey (Mar. 7, 2016) — Turkish authorities have detained a Turkish boat owner and a suspected people smuggler over the latest sinking of a vessel carrying migrants in the Aegean Sea that left at least 25 dead, reports said on Monday.
The Turkish coastguard says 10 out of the 25 fatalities were children
ANKARA, Turkey (Mar. 7, 2016) — At least 25 migrants including children died on Sunday, March 6, when their wooden boat capsized in the Aegean Sea while trying to cross from Turkey to Greece, the Turkish coastguard said.
The European Union’s 28 leaders are pinning much of their hopes for reducing the chaos on new commitments from Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu
BRUSSELS, Belgium (Mar. 7, 2016) — European Union leaders on Monday, MArch 7, will back closing down the Balkans route used by most migrants to reach Europe, diplomats said, as at least 25 more people drowned trying to cross the Aegean Sea en route to Greece.