Tusk: Shipping back irregular migrants will help in the fight against smugglers


A handout picture provided by the Turkish Prime Minister press office on 03 March 2016, shows Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu (R) shaking hands and welcoming EU President Donald Tusk (L) before their meeting in Ankara, Turkey, 03 March 2016. EU President Donald Tusk called for migrants heading to Europe for economic gains to stay away as Europe struggles to get the migrant flow under control.

On Wednesday the President of the EU Council, Donald Tusk, advised the irregular migrants who are paying the traffickers to enter the EU to stop risking their lives and money.

The establishment of a fast and large-scale mechanism to ship back irregular migrants arriving in Greece, would effectively break the business model of the smugglers, President of the EU Council, Donald Tusk said in a press conference in Turkey.

On Thursday, Tusk met with Turkish Prime Minister, Ahmet Davutoglu in Ankara, Turkey to discuss about the growing refugee crisis. He welcomed all the Turkish efforts to limit the refugee influx in the EU but he said that he and Davutoglu agreed “tha...

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