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Borrell also said the new ceasefire agreement could facilitate increased EU humanitarian aid to Syria and refugees hosted in Turkey, without elaborating. The 2016 agreement, signed at a time when anti-migrant sentiment has increased in Europe, was politically comfortable for the EU and financially and politically appropriate for Turkey. In the short term, the number of migrants arriving in Greece has fallen sharply, but hopes that the agreement has ended the “migrant crisis” have been short-lived. Politically and practically, the agreement failed. But Turkey, which hosts nearly 4 million refugees and migrants, first had to stop using migrants as a bargaining mass. “Turkey has a heavy burden. And we need to understand that,” Borrell said.

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