Less to Turkey-EU deal than meets the eye: analysts

A man arrives on the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing the Aegean Sea from Turkey on November 26, 2015An EU-Turkey deal struck at a summit in Brussels is unlikely to significantly slow the flow of migrants to Europe or bring Ankara much closer to joining the bloc, analysts said Monday. European Union leaders pledged Sunday to give Turkey three billion euros ($3.2 billion) in aid for Syrian refugees and kickstart its stalled membership bid in return for Ankara’s cooperation in tackling the worst migrant crisis since World War II. Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said the first such summit in 11 years was a “historic day” and vowed that his country would keep its promises, in the face of scepticism from some countries in the 28-member EU.

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