Merkel says 3b euro EU aid for Turkey in discussion

October 15, 2015 11:26 PM

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Merkel says 3b euro EU aid for Turkey in discussion

[BRUSSELS] European Union states are considering financial aid to Turkey of some 3 billion euros to help it keep Syrian refugees on its soil and discourage them from pouring into Europe, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday.

Speaking after an EU summit which discussed cooperation with Ankara, Dr Merkel said the leaders had agreed to revitalise Turkey's EU accession process and open new negotiating chapters without deciding which ones.

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