EU Offers Turkey Incentives for Refugees

The European Union on Tuesday offered Turkey new incentives to better tackle the Syria refugee crisis. The incentives include money, the easing of visa restrictions and better intelligence sharing.

In exchange, Turkey would improve its asylum and documentation procedures and beef up border security. Around two million refugees from Syria are currently in Turkey and tens of thousands of others have entered the EU via Greece this year, overwhelming coast guards and reception facilities.

The “Draft Action Plan” was presented to President Erdogan during his two-two day visit to Belgium and the EU, but has yet to be officially accepted by Turkey.

ABC’s Tom Rivers joined us from London.