Migrants keep landing in Greece despite EU-Turkey deal

21 Mar 2016
Yahoo News

Yahoo News reports that more than 1,600 migrants have landed in Greece since a landmark EU-Turkey deal on curbing the influx took effect, as Greek authorities scramble to implement complex new rules.

Under the migrant deal, for every Syrian sent back, the European Union will resettle one Syrian from Turkey, which is already hosting nearly three million people who have fled Syria's five-year civil war.

The idea is to reduce the incentive for Syrian refugees to board dangerous smugglers' boats to cross to Greece, encouraging them instead to stay in Turkish refugee camps to win a chance at resettlement in Europe.

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