Turkey Presses for EU Concessions as Price for Refugee Halt

  • Pressure mounts on Merkel, EU to block migrant path to Europe
  • Visa-free travel to Europe is Turkey's biggest summit demand

A man sits on his bunk bed inside a accommodation tent at the Idomeni refugee camp on the Greek Macedonia border on March 16.

Photographer: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

Turkey wants three things in return for stopping the transit of refugees from the Middle East to the European Union: money, a quicker path toward joining the EU, and the no-questions-asked right of Turks to travel to Europe.

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