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EU-Turkey migrant summit - live updates

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davotoglu has accepted the EU's conditions on a deal to curb the influx of migrants to Europe. Read the latest from Brussels.

EU leaders have presented Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davotoglu with their concept of what a migrant deal should look like - and, according to the latest from Brussels, he has accepted their terms. Here's what you need to know about the deal.

-After lengthy negotiations on Thursday, EU leaders agreed on the conditions for the deal with Turkey
-The issues of visa liberalization and that of speeding up EU membership negotiations remained contentious. Both are key to Turkey, but were met with skepticism from various EU member states
-At an earlier summit 10 days ago, Turkey proposed to EU leaders that it would take back all migrants illegally arriving on European shores via the Aegean Sea
-In return, the EU is supposed to top up financial assistance to Turkey by an additional 3 billion euros ($3.33 billion)
-Also, for every Syrian refugee returned to Turkey, the EU would take in one Syrian refugee from a Turkish camp

For the latest from Brussels, follow our live summit blog below.

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