President of the European Parliament (EP) Martin Schulz said that the European Union (EU) will compromise with Turkey on the issue of the refugee crisis. Regarding the Summit to be held between the European Union and Turkey, Schulz said, “We have to compromise with Turkey and we hope this agreement will be compatible with international laws. The agreement which will be signed between the EU and Turkey should comply with the European Council, the Geneva Convention, and the international laws on human rights, rules and regulations”.
In his statement to the reporters yesterday, Schulz emphasized that if they cannot reach an agreement with Turkey on relocation of the refugees, the number of the refugees will increase. “Therefore, we expect to reach an agreement with Turkey,” said Schulz.
The proposal which was offered by Turkey on 7 March that will bring a fundamental solution to the refugee crisis and strengthen the cooperation between the EU and Turkey was discussed yesterday by EU leaders. The agreement reached by the leaders will be discussed in detail today at the Turkey-EU Summit where Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu will also attend.