EU seeks Turkish help to slow migrants for cash, EU membership talks: draft

BRUSSELS Leaders of the European Union aim to sign an agreement with Turkey in Brussels on Sunday that offers Ankara cash and closer ties with the EU in return for Turkish help in stemming the flow of migrants to Europe, draft conclusions of the summit showed.

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