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EU turns to Turkey to help manage its migration woes

Five years ago, Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi warned that millions of Africans wanted to come to the European Union and offered to make the continent's immigration problem disappear in exchange for billions of euros.

Despite Libyan rights abuses, Europe listened, and Italy signed a deal with the Gadhafi regime.

At a high-profile summit in Brussels Sunday, Europe's leaders will offer Turkey 3 billion euros ($3.2 billion), an easing of visa restrictions and the fast-tracking of its EU membership process.

In exchange, Ankara is to tighten border security and take back some migrants who don't qualify for asylum in Europe. EU money will help build centers to hold...