MEPs have backed the EU-Turkey “readmission” agreement that foresees the return of clandestine migrants from the EU to Turkey and vice versa.

As rapporteur Renate Sommer (EPP, DE) said: "The readmission agreement will benefit Turkey as well as the European Union. Now it is up to Turkey to fulfil its obligations to implement the agreement in full". She also added that the readmission agreement would “make a significant contribution to curbing irregular immigration into the EU via Turkey, help ...

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