The European Union should support Turkey for hosting more than four million refugees, the EU’s foreign policy chief said, Report states, referring to TRT Haber.
Josep Borrell made the remarks on Thursday after visiting the command center of Operation Irini, the EU initiative to implement a UN arms embargo on Libya.
On the EU-Turkey refugee deal, Borrell said illegal immigration was stopped, and many lives were saved thanks to the agreement.
“This agreement is still valid, and its implementation should continue,” he added.
Underlining that Turkey hosts more than four million refugees, he said the EU should ease the country’s burden.
Under this agreement, most of the EU funding goes directly to immigrants, not the Turkish government, he noted.