Agreement of EU and Turkey is Tackle Migrant Crisis Comes into Effect [ Current Affairs ]

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The European Union (EU) and Turkey agreement to tackle the migrant crisis has formally come into effect. Migrants arriving in Greece will be sent back to Turkey if their asylum claim is rejected under the agreement.

Key features of agreement

  • All unequal migrants into Greece crossing from Turkey from 20 March 2016 will be sent back.
  • From this time migrants arrival will be separately evaluated by the Greek authorities.
  • The EU will transfer Syrian refugee for each Syrian returned to Turkey.
  • And importance will be given to those who have not tried to illegally enter the EU.
  • It will be compulsory for Turkish nationals to have access to the Schengen passport-free zone from June 2016.
  • Like Britain, it will not be applicable to non-Schengen countries.
  • The EU will speed €3 billion ( $3.3 billion) to help Turkey migrants’ crisis.
  • To re-energies Turkey’s bid to join the European Union (EU) bloc both signatory sides have agreed.
  • In this regard formal talks will begin in July, 2016.
  • Millions of refugees have arrived from the EU by boat from Turkey to Greece via Mediterranean Sea route from January 2015.
  • As their route north has been blocked thousands are stuck in Greece.
  • This deal ensures Turkey those houses near to 3 million Syrian refugees to get financial aid.

- Published on: March 22, 2016