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Erdogan Wants Istanbul Summit to Reboot Refugee Deal With EU

  • President to host Merkel, Macron in Turkey next Tuesday
  • ‘Time is up for stalling Turkey,’ foreign minister says
Migrants travel on the Turkish side of the Turkey-Greece border near the Pazarkule crossing gate in Edirne province on March 9. 

Migrants travel on the Turkish side of the Turkey-Greece border near the Pazarkule crossing gate in Edirne province on March 9. 

Photographer: Ozan Kose/AFP via Getty Images
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he expects to host the leaders of Germany and France next week for talks on how to reboot a deal that stemmed the flow of migrants to the European Union, after a meeting in Brussels ended in deadlock.

After the breakdown in discussions, Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu accused European Union nations of not sticking by earlier promises to provide funds to help look after millions of migrants on Turkish soil and allow visa-free travel to the EU for Turks.