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EU leaders agree on migrant deal with Turkey

President of the European Council Donald Tusk has confirmed all EU leaders have reached an agreement with Turkey's prime minister to curb the migration crisis.

The new arrangements could come into force as soon as Sunday after a revised deal was reached between Turkish PM Ahmet Davutoglu and European Council president Donald Tusk in Brussels.

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Turkey hails migrant deal with EU as 'historic day'

Turkey has hailed an agreement with Europe to help ease the migrant crisis as a "historic day."

Under the Brussels deal, refugees and migrants making the dangerous crossing from Turkey to Greece after Sunday will be returned and placed in a camp. It effectively closes Europe's border.

In return, the EU will take in thousands of Syrian refugees directly from Turkey and reward it with more money, early visa-free travel and faster progress in EU membership talks.

Migrants who arrive in Greece from Sunday will be subject to being sent back once they have been registered and their individual asylum claim processed.

The returns are to begin on April 4, as would resettlement of Syrian refugees in Europe

ITV News Deputy Political Editor Chris Ship reports:

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