EU leaders try to build new Turkey strategy to stem refugee flow, but meet reluctance

October 16, 2015 7:08 AM

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EU leaders try to build new Turkey strategy to stem refugee flow, but meet reluctance

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, left, and European Council President Donald Tusk participate in a final media conference after an EU summit in Brussels early Friday, Oct. 16, 2015. European Union heads of state met Thursday to discuss, among other issues, the current migration crisis. (AP Photo/Francois Walschaerts) (The Associated Press)

BRUSSELS – European Union leaders are offering Turkey aid, easier access to EU visas and sped-up membership talks in hopes of stemming an unprecedented flow of refugees. Now comes the hard part: persuading Turkey to sign on, and raising billions to make it work.

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