E.U. Presses Turkey For Migrant Crisis Deal04:42
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French President Francois Hollande (left) meets with Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu (right) and Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu (second from right) on the second day of a European Union summit to discuss the ongoing migrant crisis, in Brussels, on March 18, 2016. (Stephanie de Sakutin/AFP/Getty Images)
French President Francois Hollande (left) meets with Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu (right) and Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu (second from right) on the second day of a European Union summit to discuss the ongoing migrant crisis, in Brussels, on March 18, 2016. (Stephanie de Sakutin/AFP/Getty Images)
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More than 1 million people have arrived in Europe this year from other countries, especially Syria, where the civil war rages on. European countries are struggling to deal with the influx.

The European Union is trying to convince Turkey to take back some of the people who are now in Europe. E.U. leaders are meeting in Brussels. Here & Now's Meghna Chakrabarti talks with BBC political correspondent Rob Watson about the progress toward a deal.

Note: This BBC interview can be heard in the Here & Now podcast or with the WBUR app.

Guest

  • Rob Watson, UK political correspondent for the BBC. He tweets @robwatsonbbc.

This segment aired on March 18, 2016.

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