President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen. (Photo: Der Spiegel)
President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen said: “We focused on areas where the EU and Turkey could cooperate for mutual interests. We reviewed the 2016 EU-Turkey deal. It is still effective but we will adjust some points.”
Under the agreement, the EU promised to grant Turkey 6 billion euros in financial aid in exchange for stopping refugees from the Middle East and North Africa from flocking to the EU. Analysts say Turkey is using the migrant issue to press the EU to change financial conditions of the 2016 deal and gain the EU’s support in its war in Syria.