EU to give Ankara additional $3.3 billion to resettle Syrian refugees
Following two days of talks with other European leaders on the Syrian refugee crisis, European Council President Donald Tusk announced Tuesday that the EU will provide Turkey with an additional $3.3 billion to resettle three million Syrian refugees in its territory. Ankara had earlier requested $6.6 billion. It was also agreed that any Syrian refugees who travel from Turkey to Greece in an attempt to reach Western Europe will be returned to Turkey, with the EU covering the costs. The agreement requires the approval of EU leaders who are scheduled to convene from March 17-18 to address the refugee issue.