Turkey detains 1,300 migrants in swoop after EU deal

Migrants and refugees disembark from a boat as they arrive on the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing the Aegean Sea from Turkey on November 26, 2015Turkey on Monday detained 1,300 migrants seeking to head to Europe from its Aegean coast, in a major swoop just hours after agreeing a deal with the European Union to stop the migration flow, the Dogan news agency reported. Hundreds of thousands of migrants, many from Syria, have in the last month sought to escape to the European Union from the Turkish coast. The European Union agreed at a summit on Sunday on a three-billion-euro ($3.2 billion) aid deal to stem the flow of migrants from Turkey, which is hosting over two million Syrian refugees.

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