Marketplace: Turkey — EU tensions threaten refugee deal

Rem Korteweg
22 August 2016

"The migrant deal was ill-advised from the outset. It was a deal with a leader who was already backsliding on human rights and democracy before the post-coup purge," said Rem Korteweg of the Centre for European Reform."The deal came about because of a mood of panic in Europe that these numbers of migrants and refugees coming across the Aegean was unsustainable. Something had to be done," he said.