EU, Turkey to Hold Migration Summit
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The European Union said it is organizing a summit with Turkey in early March to discuss curbing the tide of migrants crossing into Europe, EU Council President Donald Tusk said Friday. Tusk announced plans for the meeting during a two-day European Union summit in Brussels and said it will likely take place in the first week of March. A previous meeting between the 11 EU leaders and Turkey had been planned but was canceled following a bomb attack in Turkish capital Ankara. The EU has agreed to contribute billions of euros, ease visa restrictions, and fast-track membership for Turkey in an effort to tighten border controls. “We agreed that our joint action plan with Turkey remains a priority and we must do all we can to succeed,” Tusk said.
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