Migrants, Terror and Turkey
After undergoing significant modifications since it was first announced in November of 2015, the EU-Turkey Joint Action Plan has officially gone into effect as of Monday, April 4. The controversial accord has provided for the first wave of deportations of irregular migrants, with nearly five-hundred to be returned from Greece to Turkey by the close of this week. The rushed implementation of the readmission agreement by Greek officials comes as a firm declaration from Brussels as well: the backdoor to Europe is now shut. However, reports reveal that the plan may not be as significant of a deterrent as initially hoped. Since the deal came into effect, an additional 4,000 migrants have arrived on Greek shores.
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