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Greece to Start Expelling Illegal Migrants to Turkey on March 20

© REUTERS / Michalis KaragiannisRefugees and migrants walk after disembarking from the passenger ferry Eleftherios Venizelos from the island of Lesbos at the port of Piraeus, near Athens, Greece, December 26, 2015
Refugees and migrants walk after disembarking from the passenger ferry Eleftherios Venizelos from the island of Lesbos at the port of Piraeus, near Athens, Greece, December 26, 2015 - Sputnik International
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The European Union will start returning illegal immigrants arriving in Greece from Turkey on March 20 in accordance with the Brussels-Ankara migration deal.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The European Union will begin returning undocumented migrants on March 20 as part of a deal reached with Turkey, Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka said Friday.

“The agreement with Turkey has been approved. All illegal immigrants arriving in Greece from Turkey to return back starting from 20.3 [March 20],” Sobotka tweeted from the European Council in Brussels.

Refugees and migrants disembark on a beach after crossing a part of the Aegean sea from the Turkey's coast to the northeastern Greek island of Lesbos, on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016 - Sputnik International
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According to the provisional agreement, Brussels pledged to accept every approved Syrian refugee for every undocumented migrant returned to Turkey on a one-for-one basis.

Europe is currently tackling a major migrant crisis as thousands of people are traveling across the Mediterranean Sea from conflict-torn countries in North Africa, the Middle East, and Central and South Asia, to find safe haven in European countries.

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