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The Latest: Denmark sending volunteers for migrant influx

  • Austrian policemen check vehicles on the Austrian side of the Hungarian-Austrian border near Nickelsdorf, 70 kms southeast of Vienna, Monday, April 25, 2016. Austria has re-imposed controls on its border with Hungary, with police checking vehicles at the main regular crossings and soldiers patrolling other stretches of the border. Police say the controls that began Monday are meant to ensure that no one crosses illegally and to prevent the smuggling of migrants into Austria and other EU nations. They have reported more such smuggling attempts into Austria since countries along the Balkan migration route closed their borders to migrants earlier this year. (Szilard Koszticsak/MTI via AP)

    Austrian policemen check vehicles on the Austrian side of the Hungarian-Austrian border near Nickelsdorf, 70 kms southeast of Vienna, Monday, April 25, 2016. Austria has re-imposed controls on its border with Hungary, with police checking vehicles at the main regular crossings and soldiers patrolling other stretches of the border. Police say the controls that began Monday are meant to ensure that no one crosses illegally and to prevent the smuggling of migrants into Austria and other EU nations. They have reported more such smuggling attempts into Austria since countries along the Balkan migration route closed their borders to migrants earlier this year. (Szilard Koszticsak/MTI via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • A child walks past tents blown by a strong wind at a makeshift camp at the northern Greek border point of Idomeni, Greece, Tuesday, April 26, 2016. Many thousands of migrants remain at the Greek border with Macedonia, hoping that the border crossing will reopen, allowing them to move north into central Europe. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

    A child walks past tents blown by a strong wind at a makeshift camp at the northern Greek border point of Idomeni, Greece, Tuesday, April 26, 2016. Many thousands of migrants remain at the Greek border with Macedonia, hoping that the border crossing will reopen, allowing them to move north into central Europe. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)  (The Associated Press)

  • Migrants stand inside their tents blown by a strong wind at a makeshift camp at the northern Greek border point of Idomeni, Greece, Tuesday, April 26, 2016. Many thousands of migrants remain at the Greek border with Macedonia, hoping that the border crossing will reopen, allowing them to move north into central Europe. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

    Migrants stand inside their tents blown by a strong wind at a makeshift camp at the northern Greek border point of Idomeni, Greece, Tuesday, April 26, 2016. Many thousands of migrants remain at the Greek border with Macedonia, hoping that the border crossing will reopen, allowing them to move north into central Europe. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)  (The Associated Press)

The Latest on the influx of migrants into Europe (all times local):

6:05 p.m.

Denmark's justice minister says members of a volunteer military unit will replace most police at its border with Germany to ease the officers' burden in coping with an influx of migrants.

Soeren Pind says 165 officers will be sent "back to their districts" and be replaced by 140 members of the Home Guard in June. They will be under police command at the border.

Pind spoke Tuesday after a parliamentary majority backed his plan.

The 48,000-strong entity of unpaid volunteers is often used to assist Danish defense units and police, and has also been deployed in Afghanistan and Kosovo.

Danes reinstated temporary controls at the German border on Jan. 4, only hours after Sweden required that travelers show valid documents. Last year, Denmark received some 20,000 asylum seekers.

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5:35 p.m.

Turkish officials and reports say 49 migrants have arrived in Turkey as part of a migration deal between Ankara and the European Union.

Ferries carrying migrants from the Greek islands of Kos, Chios and Lesbos reached the Turkish port towns of Gulluk, Cesme and Dikili on Tuesday, according to Turkish news agencies and an official at Dikili, who spoke on condition of anonymity in line with government rules.

According to the deal finalized last month, Turkey is to take back migrants who reached Greece after March 20. For every Syrian returned, Europe has pledged to take a Syrian refugee directly from Turkey to be resettled in an EU country.

Tuesday's group of migrants, from Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan and Myanmar, was the third wave of migrants to be returned to Turkey.