EU leaders approve Turkey migrant deal: Finland PM

Meanwhile, Czech PM Bohuslav Sobotka said all migrants arriving in Greece from Turkey from Sunday will be sent back as part of a new deal sealed at a Brussels summit Friday.

AFP| Updated: Mar 18, 2016, 22:03 PM IST

Brussels: EU leaders on Friday approved a deal with Turkey to curb the migration crisis after premier Ahmet Davutoglu visited Brussels for talks, Finland's prime minister said.

"The Turkey deal was approved," Finnish premier Juha Sipila wrote on Twitter as the 28 European Union leaders met to discuss the deal.

Meanwhile, Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka said all migrants arriving in Greece from Turkey from Sunday will be sent back as part of a new deal sealed at a Brussels summit Friday.

"Deal with Turkey approved. All illegal migrants who reach Greece from Turkey as of March 20 will be returned!" Sobotka wrote on Twitter.