Germany offers Turkey $3.4 billion to stem migrant tide

October 18, 2015 1:22 PM

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ANKARA, Turkey - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday held talks with Turkish leaders in Istanbul to promote a European Union plan that would offer aid and concessions to Turkey in exchange for measures to stem the mass movement of migrants across Europe's borders.

Her discussions with Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan come at a time when thousands of new arrivals a day are stretching Germany's capacity to house refugees and other migrants.

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