Turkey sees significant drop in number of refugees arriving -foreign minister

by Reuters
Friday, 4 March 2016 15:34 GMT

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ANKARA, March 4 (Reuters) - Turkey sees a significant decrease in the number of refugees arriving at its borders due to its changing visa regime, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Friday.

"Turkey is fulfilling its mission within the frame of the immigration action plan," Cavusoglu told reporters in Athens in comments that were broadcast live in Turkey.

"We are reviewing our visa regime, and we observe a significant drop in the number of refugees," he said. (Reporting by Tulay Karadeniz; Writing by Ece Toksabay; Editing by David Dolan)

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