Erdogan ups the ante: 3bn, faster accession talks and quicker visa-free travel for help on refugees

Turkey offered the European Union greater help on Monday to stem a flood of migrants into Europe but raised the stakes by demanding more money, accelerated membership talks and faster visa-free travel for its citizens in return. (Reuters)

Erdoğan, who is not at the summit, voiced his frustration at the EU’s failure to deliver the money promised last November. “They promised to give us €3bn, four months have passed since then,” Erdoğan said. “The prime minister is in Brussels right now. I hope he returns with that money.” (The Guardian)

In the picture Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu