Turkish-German Pact: EU Split by Merkel's Refugee Plan

Turkish-German Pact: EU Split by Merkel's Refugee Plan
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Angela Merkel has held six meetings with the Turkish government in the hopes of forging a solution to the refugee crisis. But with most of the leverage in Ankara, progress has been slow. Worse yet, Berlin's plan has split the EU into two rival camps. By Horand Knaup, Peter Müller, René Pfister and Christoph Schult more... Comment ]



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