Merkel defends E.U.-Turkish deal on refugees

(April 11st, 2016) German Chancellor Angela Merkel has defended the European Union’s agreement with Turkey aimed at stemming the flood of refugees into Europe from the Mideast.

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Before the deal, Mrs. Merkel had been under increasing domestic political pressure, mostly from the right, to tighten the borders.
The Boston Global Forum has named the chancellor a “World Leader for Peace, Security and Development.’’