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Belgium: European leaders take their seats at EU-Turkey migration summit00:53

Belgium: European leaders take their seats at EU-Turkey migration summit

Belgium, Brussels
March 7, 2016 at 14:34 GMT +00:00 · Published

European Union officials and politicians arrived for a special summit to discuss the refugee crisis with Turkish leaders, at the headquarters of the Council of the European Union in Brussels on Monday.

The leaders are due to discuss the progress of a €3 billion ($3.20 billion) aid deal signed in November 2015 between Turkey and the European Union, in exchange for Ankara restricting the number of refugees crossing into Greece from Turkey.

According to UN figures, nearly 102,000 refugees have landed on Greek shores in 2016, with a total of 856,000 having arrived in 2015.

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European Union officials and politicians arrived for a special summit to discuss the refugee crisis with Turkish leaders, at the headquarters of the Council of the European Union in Brussels on Monday.

The leaders are due to discuss the progress of a €3 billion ($3.20 billion) aid deal signed in November 2015 between Turkey and the European Union, in exchange for Ankara restricting the number of refugees crossing into Greece from Turkey.

According to UN figures, nearly 102,000 refugees have landed on Greek shores in 2016, with a total of 856,000 having arrived in 2015.

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