The European Union has struck a deal with Turkey on Friday afternoon. Even though, the full agreement has not made public yet, what is clear is that: all irregular migrants arriving on Greek islands as of Sunday midnight will be being sent back to Turkey.
— Danny Kemp (@dannyctkemp) March 18, 2016
What did Turkey get in return? According to information coming from Brussels:
- 3 more billion euro
- opening of only one Turkey-EU accession chapter (Number 33)
The visa-free traveling for Turks is not clear yet.
Before I start complaining about the thousands of questions about How these migrants will be sent back to Turkey, the issue of Syrian refugees, the fate of Syrian and other refugees and migrants currently trapped in Greece, the deal screening and other open issues… we should better await for the official EUCO statement.