April 8, 2016 / 7:36 AM / a year ago

Turkey's parliament approves agreement enabling it to repatriate Pakistani migrants

Migrants disembark from a Turkish coastguard boat after a failed attempt at crossing to the Greek island of Lesbos, in the Turkish coastal town of Dikili, Turkey April 6, 2016. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey’s parliament approved overnight an agreement enabling Ankara to repatriate Pakistani migrants, as people continue to be sent to Turkey from Greece as part of an EU deal to stem mass migration to Europe.

Pakistani migrants are among those that have already been sent back to Turkey under the deal.

Reporting by Gulsen Solaker; Writing by Daren Butler; Editing by David Dolan

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