Authorities in northwest Turkey on Monday rounded up some 1,300 asylum seekers and migrants allegedly preparing to make their way into Greece, Turkey’s state-run news agency reported. Some 750 migrants were detained in a pre-dawn sweep in the town of Ayvacik, in Canakkale province, which is a main crossing point to the
Greek island of Lesbos, the Anadolu Agency reported. By the afternoon, authorities had detained 550 more people, some of whom were trying to hide in olive groves. The move came a day after Turkey and EU leaders sealed a joint summit with a commitment to re-energize Turkey’s long-stalled membership bid and bolster their resolve to deal with the Syrian refugee crisis.