EU to allocate Turkey €1 billion for the reception

The head of the European Council Donald Tusk said that the EU this summer Turkey will allocate €1 billion in the framework of migration agreements. He told about it to journalists, reports the Turkish newspaper Hurriyet.

Tusk said that the country is in terms of receiving refugees was a good example for the whole world.

“Today, Turkey is the best example for the whole world to treat refugees. I am proud that we are partners, and there is no other way,” said Tusk.

Prime Minister of Turkey, Ahmet Davutoglu stressed that the migration agreement between Turkey and the EU will not run without the liberalization of the visa regime for Turkish citizens.

According to the newspaper, Tusk, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the first Vice-President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans paid a visit to Turkey to discuss the immigration crisis. During the meeting politicians visited on Saturday the centre for Syrian refugees in Gaziantep province in southeastern Turkey.

The leadership of the European Union and Turkey on March 18 approved a draft agreement on the expulsion of illegal migrants. According to the agreement all refugees arriving in Greece should be expelled to Turkey.

In mid-April, billionaire George Soros wrote in a column published in The New York Review of Books that the EU needs to spend about €30 billion a year to provide Turkey and other “frontier” countries financing, which would allow these States to contain refugees in the most adequate conditions.

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