Last Update 21:43
Monday, 18 November 2019

Turkey EU minister: Migrants readmitted only after EU deal goes into effect -Anadolu

Reuters , Thursday 10 Mar 2016
Views: 906
Views: 906

A deal between Turkey and the European Union to readmit migrants does not apply to refugees already on Greek islands but to those who arrive once the agreement is in effect, Anadolu Agency quoted EU Affairs Minister Volkan Bozkir as saying on Thursday.

The number of migrants Turkey will take back will be in the thousands or tens of thousands, not in the millions, Bozkir also told state-run Anadolu, according to its Twitter account.

He also said that candidate country Turkey will meet its obligations to win visa-free travel to the EU by May 1. The EU promised Turkey 6 billion euro in aid for Syrian war refugees and an acceleration of Ankara's long-stalled membership talks in exchange for a clampdown on illegal migration to the bloc, which experts say has hit 130,000 so far this year.

Short link:


Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.

© 2010 Ahram Online.