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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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Turkish PM slams ‘hypocritical’ calls to open borders

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DAVUTOGLU SPEAKS. Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu speaks during a press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel (not pictured) in Ankara, Turkey, February 8, 2016. Photo by EPA
On a visit to the Netherlands, Davutoglu insists the borders of his country had always been open to those fleeing Syria’s civil war

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (Feb. 10, 2016) — Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Wednesday, February 10, slammed as “hypocritical” calls by some countries urging Ankara to open its Continue reading Turkish PM slams ‘hypocritical’ calls to open borders