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Turkey Suspends Migrant Deal with Greece

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey has suspended a bilateral agreement with Greece allowing Athens to return migrants to Turkey, in retaliation for Greece’s failure to extradite eight Turkish officers who fled to Greece after Turkey’s failed 2016 military coup.


EU to Hand Turkey Billions More to Extend Migrant Deal

The unelected European Commission is set to approve an additional three billion euros in funding for Turkey, the second part of a deal whereby they make efforts to stem the flow of migrants from the Middle East.


Rapid Increase of Migrants Arriving in Greece

The migrant deal between the European Union (EU) and Turkey may be failing over 350 migrants have arrived in Greece in three days, up considerably from previous weeks.

The wreckage of a boat and life jackets used by refugees lie on a beach near Skala Sykamias on the island of Lesbos on March 15, 2017 almost a year after an EU-Turkey deal. The deal, signed on March 18, 2016, has sought to stem the flow of migrants from …

Rift Deepens as Turkish President Accuses Germany of ‘Nazi Practices’

AMSTERDAM (AP) – A diplomatic rift between Turkey and key European nations deepened Sunday as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused Germany of “Nazi practices,” days after a local authority prevented a Turkish minister from addressing a rally. Meanwhile, at an election


Greek Islands Overwhelmed by Migrants, Say Officials

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The mayors of five eastern Greek islands used to limit the movement of refugees and migrants have called on the European Union to ease the restrictions amid continued problems created by winter weather and overcrowding.


Crisis Warnings Sound as EU Gears Up For New Migrant Wave

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Tens of thousands of people seeking better lives are expected to trek across deserts and board unseaworthy boats in war-torn Libya this year in a desperate effort to reach European shores by way of Italy. More


Turkey Accused of ‘Dissolving’ Camps as Migrants Flood Greece

Hundreds of migrants arriving on the Greek island of Lesbos have claimed that they came from a “dissolved” migrant camp in north-west Turkey, and Greek port authorities allege the Turkish coastguard that monitors the Aegean Sea border has “disappeared”.

Migrants and refugees seated on a rubber boat wait to be rescued by the Topaz Responder, a rescue ship run by Maltese NGO 'Moas' and the Italian Red Cross, on November 4, 2016 off the Libyan coast.

Turkey Could Call Referendum on EU Membership Bid

(AFP) – President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened to call a referendum on the future of Turkey’s EU membership bid, while Brussels accuses Ankara of “backsliding” on key commitments.

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EU-Turkey Migrant Deal Looking Increasingly Fragile

The deal on migrants which the European Union struck with Turkey last spring is looking increasingly fragile, as both partners lack the political will to carry the deal through, one of the architects of the plan has said.


Europe Is ‘Close To Limits’ On Mass Migrant Influx

(AFP) Europe is “close to limits” on its ability to accept new waves of refugees, EU President Donald Tusk said Sunday, urging the broader international community to shoulder its share of the burden.


Turkey To Accept EU Free Travel Delay To Year End

BERLIN, Sept 4 (Reuters) – Turkey is now willing to accept the liberalisation of travel visa rules with the European Union by the end of the year instead of October, as previously targeted, the German newspaper Welt am Sonntag said on Sunday, citing senior Turkish government sources.


Greece Calls On EU For Help With Huge Migrant Population

The Greek migration minister has called out to the European Union (EU) to help his country handle the tens of thousands of migrants stranded in Greece, claiming the country cannot handle them all alone. Greek Migration Minister Ioannis Mouzalas made it clear his


Turkey To Grant 300,000 Syrians Citizenship

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan looks to grant citizenship to some 300,000 Syrians who could travel to Europe when the European Union grants Turkey visa-free access. Turkey has felt the brunt of much of the great migration of the Syrian

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Turkey Using Syrian Migrants As ‘Slaves’

Turkish businesses are using migrants virtually as slave labour, often paying them barely half the minimum wage and denying pay to those who complain. Syrian migrants can legally work in Turkey but many end up working for employers on the black