Turkey’s €3bn de­mand DIS­PUTE OVER REFUGEES

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Turkey is de­mand­ing that the EU pay over the €3bn in aid for Syr­ian refugees agreed upon in ex­change for Turkey’s as­sis­tance in pre­vent­ing a re­peat of last year’s cri­sis that saw refugees be­ing smug­gled to Greece via Turkey, re­ported ft.com. Ten­sion is mount­ing as Turkey in­sists on the aid that was promised to them (which the coun­try can spend at its dis­cre­tion) amid re­sis­tance from Brus­sels. Turk­ish Pres­i­dent Re­cep Tayyip Er­doğan has re­sponded with ire, say­ing the EU is “mock­ing the dig­nity” of the Turk­ish na­tion, ac­cord­ing to ft.com. In this picture, Syr­ian chil­dren at­tend class at the Har­ran refugee camp in the San­li­urfa prov­ince in south­east­ern Turkey.

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