RLS's Elèna Santioli writes about EU-Turkey deal for Voci Globali

16/11/2021


RLS Islands Project Coordinator Elèna Santioli wrote about the human impact of the EU-Turkey deal for Italian online outlet Voci Globali. An extract in English can be found below and the full article in Italian can be found here.


"Collective expulsions to Turkey for those fleeing Afghanistan, Syria, Somalia, Bangladesh, Pakistan and arriving - by sea - on the Greek islands of the Aegean Sea. This is what is established by a Statement of the European Union and Turkey of 2016 and a Ministerial Decision adopted in Greece in June of this year. A practice that does not take into account the protection of human rights and the violations perpetrated in Turkey against asylum seekers, documented in detail by a report recently published by the European Commission."


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