EU, Turkey strike migrant deal as Afghan shot dead

Refugees and migrants arrive on a rubber boat on the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing the Aegean sea from Turkey, on October 13, 2015The EU and Turkey reached a deal on Thursday to stem the flow of refugees, as an Afghan migrant was shot dead at the Bulgarian-Turkish border in a dangerous new turn in the crisis. The death, believed to be the first of its kind during the crisis, forced Bulgaria’s premier to fly home from a summit of European leaders in Brussels where the agreement with Turkey was announced. Under the plan, Turkey agreed to tackle people-smugglers and take measures to keep more of the millions of refugees fleeing the Syrian conflict from crossing by sea to Europe.

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