Turkey to EU: If you want to send us back your migrants, send money, too

March 7, 2016 4:19 PM

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Turkey to EU: If you want to send us back your migrants, send money, too

PARIS — The European Union and Turkey were locked Monday in high-stakes bargaining over Europe’s proposals to send non-Syrian migrants back across the Aegean in attempts to ease the continent’s deepening humanitarian crisis.

The E.U. moves come amid a worrisome backdrop: More than 13,000 desperate refugees and others stranded in makeshift camps at the barricaded border with Macedonia, and the human tide into Europe likely to grow as the weather warms.

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