ANKARA (Sputnik) — The Turkish minister added that that the number of refugees relocated from the bloc to Turkey would total dozens of thousands, not hundreds of thousands as reported.
"Once the money has been fully wired, how it is spent will be controlled by the EU representative in Turkey or through the World Bank. There are different options, we are working on them," Bozkir told the Turkish Anadolu news agency in an interview.
On Monday, Brussels and Ankara negotiated a preliminary deal on migrants under which Turkey pledged to stem the flow of Syrian refugees to the European Union, in exchange for $3.3 billion to cover the associated costs, as well as the speeding up of its EU accession bid.
A final agreement between the European Union and Turkey is expected to be reached by the next summit on March 17-18.