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Europe's Refugee Deal With Turkey Is Only a Start

Giving the country billions of euros won't end the crisis.

Many more where they came from.

Photographer: Bulent Kilic/Getty Images

The deal on refugees the European Union just struck with Turkey has been widely panned as a bribe to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. In the affairs of states, this kind of bribery is common and can even be right -- provided it works.

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