Greece begins ferrying migrants to Turkey under landmark EU deal

April 4, 2016 5:40 AM

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Greece begins ferrying migrants to Turkey under landmark EU deal

LESBOS, Greece Greece began returning migrants from the island of Lesbos to Turkey on Monday under a landmark European Union deal aimed at stopping the uncontrollable influx of migrants and refugees into Europe since last year.

Under the EU-Turkey deal, Ankara will take back all migrants and refugees, including Syrians, who enter Greece illegally in return for the EU taking in thousands of Syrian refugees directly from Turkey and rewarding it with more money, early visa-free travel and progress in its EU membership negotia...

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