Migrant Crisis: EU Leaders Meet With Focus On Turkey

As thousands seeking greener pastures continue to flock to Europe, The European Union (EU) leaders will meet in Brussels to discuss measures to ease the … Continue reading Migrant Crisis: EU Leaders Meet With Focus On Turkey


migrants-euAs thousands seeking greener pastures continue to flock to Europe, The European Union (EU) leaders will meet in Brussels to discuss measures to ease the region’s migration crisis, with Turkey being the focus of their efforts.

Nearly 600,000 migrants have reached the EU by sea so far in 2015, and Turkey is hosting some two million migrants, most of them fleeing the war in neighboring Syria.

Ahead of the summit, German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, stressed the need for a joint EU effort to tackle the crisis, saying that Turkey played a ‘key role’.

The 28 EU leaders meeting in Brussels are hoping the Turkish government will sign up to a joint action plan that includes greater financial and procedural support for Turkey to deal with migrants and combating people smuggling.