EU executive says 'confident' migration deal with Turkey will hold


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Migrants are escorted by police officers as they disembark from a ferry at a port in the Turkish coastal town of Dikili, Turkey April 8, 2016. REUTERS/Tuncay Dersinlioglu

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union said it was confident its cooperation with Turkey on migration will continue to hold firm, a spokeswoman for the bloc said on Friday.

Turkey's foreign minister said earlier in the day that Ankara could cancel a bilateral deal with Athens on returning migrants from Greece to Turkey, a key element of the broader EU-Turkey deal on migration.

(Reporting by Jan Strupczewski and Gabriela Baczynska; Editing by Alissa de Carbonnel)

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