(FILES) This file photo taken on April 3, 2016 shows tents being made ready for refugees at the port in the Dikili district in the city of Izmir on the Aegean coast. / AFP / OZAN KOSE
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The EU expects Turkey to honor a key migrant return accord which Ankara has threatened to ditch amid a bitter dispute with the bloc, a European Commission spokesman said Thursday.Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu threatened Wednesday to scrap the March 2016 agreement as Ankara blasted Germany and the Netherlands with vicious Nazi jibes for preventing Turkish ministers attending rallies and criticizing its rights record.Under the accord, Turkey cracked down on massive migrant flows, mainly of Syrians fleeing the country's bloody conflict, in exchange for some 3.0 billion euros in aid, visa free travel and the speeding up of Ankara's long stalled EU accession talks.
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