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Erdogan To Hold Talks With EU Over Refugees

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ANKARA – Erdogan To Hold Talks With EU Over Refugees. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, on Monday, said he will hold talks in Brussels with European Union. This comes as Ankara called on Greece to open the gates for migrants at the Greko-Turkish border.

According to details, during a speech in Istanbul on Sunday, Erdogan said he will have a meeting with EU officials. Further adding that he hopes to return from Brussels with different outcomes. He also urged Greece to open its border after clashes in recent days between migrants and Greek police. Erdogan has felt extra pressure as nearly a million people in Syria’s northwestern province of Idlib fled towards the Turkish border. It was during the recent Syrian regime assault backed by Russia and Iran.

President Erdogan is set to meet European Council President Charles Michel. He will also meet European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in Brussels. They will discuss EU-Turkey matters, including migration, security, stability in the region and the crisis in Syria. Erdogan To Hold Talks With EU Over Refugees.

In 2016, Turkey and the EU agreed a deal whereby Brussels would provide billions of euros in aid in exchange for Turkish authorities curbing the flow of migrants. But Ankara has repeatedly accused the bloc of not fulfilling promises made as Europe suffered its worst refugee crisis since the Second World War.

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