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    EU, Turkey Secure Controversial Migrant Deal

    It’s decided. Bloc leaders and Turkish officials have finalized an agreement to expel nearly all asylum seekers trying to reach Europe via the Aegean Sea. European Council President Donald Tusk tweeted that they’d reached a “unanimous” deal to start sending migrants whose asylum claims are rejected back to Turkey as early as Sunday. In turn, EU nations will resettle of thousands of Syrian migrants currently living in Turkey. The move is likely to spark protests by human rights groups who say the plan is illegal under international law.

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