Merkel confirms three billion euro deal with Turkey on migrants

November 29, 2015 9:10 PM

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Merkel confirms three billion euro deal with Turkey on migrants

BRUSSELS German Chancellor Angela Merkel confirmed after an EU-Turkey summit on Sunday that the European Union has offered Ankara three billion euros to help Syrian refugees in Turkey in return for Turkish help in stemming migrant flows.

She also confirmed that the EU would open Chapter 17 of Turkey's accession negotiations with Turkey this year and would speed up visa-free travel for Turks if existing conditions are met.

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