The leaders of the 28 EU countries and Turkey have unanimously reached a landmark deal aimed at halting illegal migration to Europe.
Under the agreement, new migrants arriving in Greece from Sunday who don’t qualify for asylum will be sent back to Turkey in operations paid for by the EU.
In the controversial “one in, one out” deal, for every person that Turkey accepts, the EU would resettle one Syrian refugee.
There is a target figure of 72,000 Syrians to be distributed among European states.
Prime Minister David Cameron has welcomed the agreement, saying it could “significantly” reduce numbers of migrants crossing the eastern Mediterranean to enter Greece by boat.
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