LATEST DEVELOPMENTS ON EUROPEAN BORDERTanıtım
Turkey has been hosting one of the greatest mass migration which was the result of the conflict and civil war in Syria since 2011. In the meanwhile until 2016 Turkey has been the target and country of transit for refugees to reach Europe. As of 27th Feb 2020 the number of Syrian refugees under temporary protection is 3million 587 thousand and 266. Because of the war which was started 9 years ago there were refugee1 flow to Europe until 2016. Turkey and European Union have signed 18th March Refugee Convention after “Readmission Agreement”.
With Refugee Convention Turkey strictly controlled its border lines and gates and worked to avoid irregular flee. As of 28th Feb 2020 with a change in the policy Turkey has stopped this strict control over the borders and this let influx to Edirne in order to cross to Greece. We, International Refugee Rights Association have a close presence with our lawyers and volunteers in the field since 28th Feb 2020.
Our work, research, and observations are being conducted in border check points and gates as well as any other relevant areas. First of all we have prepared a brief report on 1st March when the incidents are at peak. Within 14 days we documented human rights violations by Greece in crossing points from Edirne to Greece by surveys, interviews, and one-to-one talks etc. We hereby declare that we will continue our work in the field and share our reports periodically until the problem ends.
You can find the full report here