EU-Turkey deal on migrants

From Nine To Noon, 9:08 am on 9 March 2016

The European Union and Turkey have struck a deal over Syrian refugees, that is being widely criticised by international agencies including the United Nations, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch. The refugee deal involves a one-for-one swap where Syrian refugees on the Greek islands would be returned to Turkey, with refugees currently living in Turkey going to European countries. Turkey will also get easier access for its citizens to the European Union, and a fast track towards EU membership. Amnesty International's Europe director is John Dalhuisen.