UNHCR director says aspects of deal are de facto suspended as there are no officers to oversee deportations

Parts of the EU-Turkey migration deal have effectively been suspended due to the withdrawal of Turkish liaison officers from Greek islands, according to the director of the UN refugee agency in Europe.

Created in March, the EU-Turkey pact aims to deter migration to Europe by ensuring the deportation of most people arriving in Greece from Turkey. In exchange for readmitting these migrants and increasing the policing of its borders, Turkey has been promised €6bn and favourable visa conditions for Turks travelling to Europe.

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