EU and Turkey reach landmark deal on migrant crisis
March 18, Ankara: The European Union and Turkey have reached a deal that European leaders hope will stop the flow of refugees to the continent.
They have agreed a draft deal over the migrant crisis, which must now be approved by the 28 EU leaders.
Under the scheme, migrants arriving in Greece after midnight Sunday will be sent back to Turkey if their asylum claim is rejected.
In return, EU countries will resettle thousands of migrants from Turkey.
Both the Czech and Finnish leaders have indicated they and their counterparts will accept the deal.
For Turkey, the deal will also bring financial aid and faster EU membership talks.
But at the start of the talks Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, stressed he wanted to keep a "humanitarian perspective" on the crisis, reports said.
The Oslo Times