Turkey has passed 50,000 coronavirus infections per day, marking the highest level since the beginning of the pandemic, dpa reported. The Health Ministry reported late Wednesday a total of 54,740 new coronavirus infections and 276 deaths in one day.
The presidents of the European Council and the European Commission will visit Turkey and meet Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on 6 April, an EU spokesman said on Monday, in the latest sign of improving ties, Reuters reported.
Greece is planning to return 1,450 people currently in migrant reception centres on Lesbos and other Aegean islands to Turkey, Migration Minister Notis Mitarachi said on Thursday. Athens had already submitted a request to the Commission and EU border agency Frontex for the immediate return of the migrants, who had arrived from Turkey and whose asylum applications had been rejected. Mitatachi called on Ankara to respect asylum agreements with the EU.