EU haggles with Turkey over migrant plan

Migrants arrive at the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing the Aegean sea from Turkey, on October 14, 2015EU leaders haggled Thursday over a deal with Turkey to stem the flow of migrants towards Europe, with Ankara demanding three billion euros in exchange for agreeing to a plan to curb the crisis. German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned leaders gathering for a summit in Brussels that Europe could not tackle the problem without the help of Turkey, which is hosting more than two million Syrian refugees. “We cannot organise or stem the refugee movements without working with Turkey,” said Merkel, who is due to visit Turkey at the weekend for talks with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the migrant crisis and Syria.

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