European Union leaders ended the first day of their summit in Brussels having agreed on a plan to send tens of thousands of migrants back to Turkey. The bloc will now deliver their proposal to the Turkish Prime Minister.
EU leaders have been looking for a way out of the crisis triggered by the Brexit vote. They've now agreed on a road map designed to move the EU forward, but the refugee question remains unanswered. Barbara Wesel reports.
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.
As her speech to lawmakers showed, Merkel is among the leading advocates for the European Union. But DW's Jefferson Chase says even the German chancellor is subject to the pull of nationalism that could undo the EU.
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has said all measures will be taken to prevent missile fire in Kilis. The town, bordering an IS-controlled region in Syria, has repeatedly come under fire in recent weeks.
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