March 2016: Turkey Agrees to Take Migrants from Greece
Here's a slideshow depicting the major world news events of March 2016.
- Turkey Agrees to Take Migrants from Greece
- In a deal reached with the European Union on March 18, 2016, Turkey agreed to take steps to curb the tide of migrants leaving Turkey and heading for Greece. In addition, Turkey said it would accept migrants back from Greece who are not eligible for asylum beginning in early April. Europe has been struggling under the strain of people fleeing violence in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, and other places embroiled in conflict.
- Photo source: AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic