Turkish government uses the refugee crisis for social engineering. Planned refugee camps seem to be located near regions where anti-AKP citizens are in majority. That includes an Alevite village in Maraş. Alevites in Maraş were subjected to a major sectarian massacre in 1978.
Ben Jennings on the EU-Turkey migration deal – cartoon
Europe’s migrants, Turkey’s problem
POLITICO.euOn March 18, as Turkey and the EU were sealing the deal in Brussels, Turkish security forces were setting up roadblocks and checkpoints along the road leading to the resort town. They started patrolling the beaches and bays around Dikili, and launched …
Thirteen of 202 people returned to Turkey under EU migration deal may not have had chance to claim for asylum
Some of the first people to be deported from Greece under the terms of the EU-Turkey migration deal may not have been given the chance to claim for asylum, the UN refugee agency has said.
Short migrant journey back to Turkey
First boats carrying people from Greece to Turkey arrive as part of controversial deal to stem flow of people to Europe.
The first refugees have been returned under the EU-Turkey deal, and there are already concerns about coercion and force being usedToday had been declared the first day that migrants and refugees would be deported
from Greece within the framework of the EU-Turkey deal
, and European authorities seemed determined not to miss the date. So as of Sunday, Greek police, along with the EU border agency Frontex, organised a large-scale operation to ensure the smooth handling of today’s returns from the islands of Chios and Lesbos.
Three planes from Turkey, carrying a total of 43 people, land as part of migrant-exchange agreement
The first refugees to be brought into the EU under a migrant-exchange deal with Turkey have arrived in Germany and Finland.
No Syrian refugees were present in the first group of migrants that arrived back in Turkey on Monday, Volkan Bozkir, the European affairs minister for Turkey, said.
Click through to see our selection of images showing the arrival in Turkey of the first migrants under the EU deal
European citizens see the migration crisis as the biggest threat to the EU, ahead of the threat of terrorism, a recent survey has found. Climate change has been pushed to the bottom of the pile.
One country after another is closing its borders and there’s still no sign of a joint European response to the refugee crisis. Thousands of migrants are gathering on the border in Greece, unable to enter Macedonia. Macedonian security forces near the village of Idomeni used tear gas to hold them back. Commentators warn that Greece could implode and see the continent gripped by panic.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel defended her refugee policy in a talk show on Sunday. She said cooperation with Turkey and a pan-European solution remained the cornerstones of her policy. Can she stick to her course?
Tagged in: Aegean Sea, angela merkel, Associated Press, balkans, berlin, Bosnian Genocide, Brussels, europe, European Union, frontex, germany, greece, Lesbos, List of islands of Greece, Refugees of the Syrian civil war, turkey, United Kingdom, United Kingdom withdrawal from the European Union