Angela Merkel, Ahmet Davutoglu, Mark Rutte © Hakan Goktepe / AFP
DW: Report: Merkel and Rutte made concrete promises with Turkey over refugee quota
A report has found that German Chancellor Merkel and Dutch PM Rutte agreed a refugee quota with Turkey in 2016 without informing other EU leaders. They reportedly pledged to accept up to 250,000 Syrian refugees per year.
When the EU-Turkey deal was struck last March, it was hailed by some in western Europe as a breakthrough for resolving the refugee crisis, regarded with skepticism by some eastern European nations, and sharply criticized by human rights groups.
Although the Turkish proposals came as a surprise at the time, a new report published on Monday found that many of the details were solidified ahead of the summit by German, Dutch and Turkish leaders.
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Update: Merkel, Rutte agreed refugee quota in deal with Turkey, did not tell other EU leaders – report (RT)
WNU Editor: The Dutch are going to the polls tomorrow .... this late news is not going to help the governing party. And add insult to injury .... after already taking in $3 billion in aid from Europe to make sure that refugees do not flee into Europe, Turkey is already stating that the migrant deal is dead .... Turkey Says "Migrant Deal Has Ended", May Unleash Millions Of Refugees (Zero Hedge).