Hundreds of Syrian refugees who have waited more than a week at the border between Greece and Turkey in hopes of getting into the European Union are being returned to other areas in Turkey.

The movement was reported Thursday by Turkey's country's state-run Anadolu Agency. The failure to win admission into the EU is a disappointment for those who had gathered at the Turkish border city of Edirne since Sept. 15 in hopes of avoiding the dangerous sea crossing to Greece.

Some refugees had hoped Wednesday's meeting in Brussels would come up with a deal that would allow them into Greece or Bulgaria.

Anadolu said the refugees would be returned to the provinces where they registered.