European leaders seek refugee deal with Turkey

September 20, 2015 1:43 PM

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European leaders seek refugee deal with Turkey

BERLIN — Europe’s leaders, unnerved by the caustic tone between capitals over quotas, are redoubling efforts to address the refugee issue at what many see as the source: Turkey.

Germany, Italy and France have led a behind-the-scenes push in recent days to strike a deal with Ankara to improve conditions for the 2.2 million Syrian refugees living in Turkey. The issue is expected to top the agenda when EU leaders meet at an emergency summit Wednesday on the refugee crisis.

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