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26/09/2016

Wrap-up: EU leaders reach deal with Turkey

Wrap-up: EU leaders reach deal with Turkey

European Summit

[European Council]

All migrants and refugees arriving in Greece from this Sunday (20 March) will be returned to Turkey, under a controversial agreement hammered out over two days between the EU and Ankara at a summit in Brussels.

Matthew Tempest 18/03/201620:06

Migrant returns start Sunday, after EU and Turkey strike refugee swap deal

All migrants and refugees arriving in Greece from this Sunday (20 March) will be returned to Turkey, under a controversial agreement hammered out over two days between the EU and Ankara at a summit in Brussels.

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Matthew Tempest 18/03/201620:06

Juncker defends Belgium from Erdogan accusation of supporting terror groups

Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker criticised the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in front of his Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu and a packed pressroom today (18 March), at the end of a two-day summit which adopted join EU-Turkish decisions to stem the migrant crisis.

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Henriette Jacobsen 18/03/201618:51

Catherine Stupp 18/03/201618:41

The press conferences have finished. Meanwhile, across town, Salah Abdeslam was injured and captured following a shootout with police in the Molenbeek neighbourhood of Brussels. Abdeslam is the main suspect behind the Paris shootings last November.

Belgian Secretary of State for Asylum, Migration and Administrative Simplification Theo Francken tweeted, “We got him”.

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel and French President Francois Hollande are meeting now and are expected to give a press conference soon.

Henriette Jacobsen 18/03/201618:33