Turkey and European Union authorities have been negotiating an agreement over a proposal to handle the refugee crisis in an emergency meeting in Brussels.
Turkey Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has proposed that tens of thousands of Syrian refugees be taken directly from Turkey to Europe in a "one-for-one" swap with those on the Greek islands.
The plan aims to put an end to fatal sea crossings and encourage refugees to stay in Turkish camps by offering them a flight direct to the EU, The Telegraph reports.
This means British taxpayers will front £500 million in aid -- an increase from the original £250 million agreed in October.
This is if EU leaders accept Turkey's surprise demand to double its payouts from €3 to €6 billion by the end of 2018.
Turkey has given shelter to almost three million refugees, while almost 363,000 Syrians claimed asylum in Europe last year, The Guardian reports.
But Mr Davutoglu didn't stop there. He's also asked for visa-liberalisation for 75 million Turks by June 1, an advancement on the October deadline made last year.
"With these new proposals we aim to rescue refugees, discourage those who misuse and exploit their situation and find a new era in Turkey-EU relations," he said.
Ahead of the summit, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan said his country has already spent $10 billion(£7 billion) helping those living in Turkey who fled Syria.
A source told The Guardian European officials are investigation whether the "one-for-one" programme is legal and logistically possible.
The proposal still needs to be approved formally. It will be taken to EU leaders at the European Council migration crisis meeting from March 17.