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Hours after EU deal, Turkey rounds up 1,300 migrants bound for Greece | Reuters

Dec 01, 2015    

AYVACIK, Turkey Turkish authorities rounded up some 1,300 migrants on Monday that they said were planning to sail to Greece from hideouts near secluded Aegean beaches and forests, hours after striking a deal with the European Union on stemming refugee flows. Turkish gendarmes apprehended hundreds of Syrians, Iraqis, Iranians and Afghans and three human traffickers, near the town of Ayvacik in Canakkale province, coastguard officials told Reuters.In the largest operation of its kind in recent months, the migrants were sent to a repatriation centre where some could face deportation, the official...

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