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Erdogan wants to update the 2016 immigration agreement to receive more resources from the European Union.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel and France's President Emmanuel Macron will meet him in Istanbul on March 17 to discuss the migration crisis generated by the Syrian war and the announcement that Turkey will not prevent refugees cross into the European Union (EU).
"Merkel and Macron will come to Istanbul," Erdogan said and added that he agreed with the EU leaders a consultation process to clarify how the 2016 EU immigration agreement is being applied
According to this international deal, Turkey undertook to keep asylum seekers in its territory if the EU gave the Turkish government about 6,000 million euros to pay for the expenses.
"The EU agrees that Turkey has fulfilled its obligations and that the EU is moving slowly. We will make a joint effort to accelerate this process. Political and technical teams will create a road map," Erdogan said.