A woman activist holds a placard as a small Turkish ferry carrying migrants who are deported to Turkey arrives on April 4, 2016 at the port of Dikili district in Izmir. AFP / OZAN KOSE
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Turkey is ready to take in another 200 migrants deported from the Greek islands this week, a senior government official said, as it presses ahead with a disputed EU deal aimed at shutting down the main route for illegal migration into Europe.A first group of 202 migrants, mostly Pakistani and Afghan, were shipped back to Turkey Monday under an agreement which will see Ankara take back all migrants and refugees who cross the Aegean to enter Greece illegally.Turkey was initially expecting a second group of 200 migrants to be sent back Wednesday, but the government official said Greek authorities had informed their Turkish counterparts that the move would be delayed until Friday.Altogether, more people arrived on the Greek islands in the 24 hours to Monday morning than were transported to Turkey, Greek authorities said.There were also two Syrians who had requested a return to Turkey, Turkish officials said.
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