: Turkish officials arrive in Greece under migrant accord
News14:54 Mar. 21, 2016

Turkish officials arrive in Greece under migrant accord

Officils are to help implement a new EU deal to send migrants back to Turkey

At least 18 Turkish officials arrived on the Greek island of Lesbos on Monday. They are there to help implement a new EU deal which will see all migrants and refugees, including Syrians, who crossed to Greece illegally by sea sent back to Turkey starting from March 20.

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In return, the EU will take in thousands of Syrian refugees directly from Turkey and reward it with more money, early visa-free travel and progress in its EU membership negotiations. Doubts remain about whether the deal is legal or workable. The fate of tens of thousands of migrants and refugees already in Greece remains unclear.

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