Turkey-EU summit on migrants issues

Monday, 7 March, 2016 - 11:00

Turkish and EU leaders have gathered in Brussels for an emergency summit on tackling Europe's worst refugee crisis since World War Two.

The EU aims to stem the flow of migrants and plans to declare the route north through the Balkans closed.

It will press Turkey to take back economic migrants and has pledged to give Ankara €3bn (£2.3bn; $3.3bn).

Last year, more than a million people entered the EU illegally by boat, mainly going from Turkey to Greece.

Some 13,000 are stranded on Greece's border with Macedonia.

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