Refugee youths gesture from behind a fence as Merkel, Davutoglu and Tusk arrive at Nizip refugee camp near Gaziantep, Turkey.
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Turkey's prime minister said Saturday the number of migrants crossing into Greece illegally has dropped considerably, as proof that a much criticized migration deal between Turkey and the European Union is working.AhmetEuropean Union Council President Donald Tusk said the EU plans to spend 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) on projects this summer to improve the lives of Syrian refugees in Turkey and Davutoglu said the bloc has already launched projects worth 187 million euros ($211 million).Human rights groups criticized the trip to what they call a "sanitized" refugee camp – and said EU officials should look further at the tens of thousands of Syrian refugees that are now blocked from entering Turkey.Many have questioned the legality of the March 20 EU-Turkey deal allowing for the deportation of migrants who don't qualify for asylum in Greece back to Turkey.In return for the deal, the EU has earmarked 6 billion euros to Turkey over the next four years to help improve conditions for the 2.7 million Syrian refugees inside Turkey.
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