November 23, 2015 / 7:12 PM / 4 years ago

EU-Turkey summit on migration called for Sunday, Nov. 29: EU council head

Refugees and migrants board the Turkish Coast Guard Search and Rescue ship Umut-703, off the shores of Canakkale, Turkey, after a failed attempt at crossing to the Greek island of Lesbos, November 9, 2015. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Leaders of the European Union and Turkey will meet in Brussels next Sunday for talks on how to handle the migration crisis and improve relations between the EU and Ankara, the summit’s chairman Donald Tusk said on Twitter on Monday.

“I call an EU-Turkey summit on Sunday 29 November at 16:00. Purpose: Re-energize our relations & stem migration flow,” he said. “My decision follows a positive recommendation by the (European) Commission & phone call this evening with Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu,” Tusk said.

Reporting By Jan Strupczewski

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