Turkey increases border security ahead of visit by Angela Merkel and Donald Tusk


Standard and plain-clothed police officers trolled Gaziantep city, capital of the domain that borders on Islamic State-controlled Syrian territory and has been hit frequently in recent weeks by rocket fire from the other side of the bourn.

Merkel, along with Tusk and European Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans, were due to into Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu to discuss the migration critical time after visiting a refugee camp in the town of Nizip.

On Friday, go through the roofs hit Kilis, to the east of Gaziantep along the Syrian border, killing two and affronting four people.

Merkel had been expected to visit Kilis termination weekend, but later the location and timing of the visit were changed.

Saturday’s one-day call in comes as Turkey and the European Union try to implement a migrant returns bargain with Greece aimed at stopping migrant flows across the Aegean Sea by accustoming the smugglers’ business model.

The legality of the deal has been called into interview by rights groups.

The deal, coupled with border closures in Europe that meant smugglers could not stable ssage to northern European states, initially slowed the numbers of new travellers to Greece sharply.

But boats have been arriving with thither 150 people a day, indicating the “hermetic sealing” of the route appears to be to the ground, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said.

A senior Turkish government solemn said the main focus of the visit by Merkel, Tusk and Timmermans intention be on relations with the EU and implementing the migrant deal, including how to spend a bid fair 3 billion euros ($3.37 billion) in funding.

On Wednesday, Turkey’s Overseas Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said the European Union needed to be assorted pragmatic in releasing the cash meant to help manage the migrant catastrophe, saying there were problems with the delivery of the money.

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