EU and Turkey should stick to migrant deal- Germany

by Reuters
Friday, 25 November 2016 11:07 GMT

BERLIN, Nov 25 (Reuters) - The European Union and Turkey have a common interest to stick to a deal that has reduced the influx of migrants into the bloc, a German Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said on Friday.

"If one looks at the facts, then it is the case that both sides are sticking to the agreement and we hope that remains the case as it is in the interests of both sides," spokeswoman Sawsan Chebli said during a regular government news conference.

Earlier, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan warned that Turkey could open its gates for migrants to Europe if pushed into a corner by the EU, a day after European lawmakers voted for a temporary halt to EU membership talks with Ankara.

(Reporting by Paul Carrel; Editing by Joseph Nasr)

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