Turkey’s €3bn demand DISPUTE OVER REFUGEES
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.