Tag Archives: Asylum / Immigration / Refugees

EU, Turkey in stand-off over funds to tackle new migrant crisis

EU, Turkey in stand-off over funds to tackle new migrant crisis

BRUSSELS/ANKARA (Reuters) – The European Union is scrambling for a new agreement with Turkey to prevent migrants from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and beyond flooding into the EU. But there is little sign so far that Ankara is ready to accept the terms Brussels is offering. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan addresses …

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U.S. shuts border bridge to stop migrants rushing across from Mexico

U.S. shuts border bridge to stop migrants rushing across from Mexico

CIUDAD JUAREZ/EL PASO (Reuters) – U.S. authorities said they closed the busy Ciudad Juarez-El Paso border bridge on Friday after more than a hundred mostly Cuban migrants tried to cross in response to a court ruling suspending an asylum policy. Migrants, mainly from Cuba, block the Paso del Norte border …

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Turkey says will not stop Syrian refugees reaching Europe after troops killed

Turkey says will not stop Syrian refugees reaching Europe after troops killed

ANKARA/ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey will no longer stop Syrian refugees from reaching Europe, a senior Turkish official said, as Ankara responded on Friday to the killing of 33 Turkish soldiers in an air strike by Syrian government forces in Syria’s northwestern Idlib region. FILE PHOTO: Internally displaced Syrian is pushed …

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