Heads of state and government from the European Union (EU) and Turkey are meeting for a two-day summit on Thursday to clarify the details of a deal aimed at stemming the flow of migrants into the 28-nation bloc but some countries are unhappy with draft proposals on the table.
The summit will include U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and French President Francois Hollande among other leaders from the region and will be chaired by the European Council President Donald Tusk.
The summit comes after a special European Council meeting on March 7 that involved representatives of Turkey in a bid to push forward with a deal aimed at stemming the flow of migrants into the 28-nation bloc. There, the EU agreed to give Ankara more money to cope with the influx of migrants (around three million migrants, most fleeing Syria's civil war, are in Turkey) as well as faster EU membership talks for Turkey and easier visa-free travel.
In return, Turkey agreed to halt the influx and said that it would take back Syrian migrants who arrived in Greece (the recession-hit country is struggling with the numbers of migrants arriving) and those intercepted in its waters, but demanded that for that every Syrian migrant they take back, the EU accept a Syrian refugee from Turkey.