How we got here: Brutality on the the Turkey-Greece borders

Neil Middleton looks into the broader political situations in Turkey and Greece which have fuelled horrific levels of violence and repression. The situation on the Greek/Turkish border has deteriorated drastically in recent days. Since Turkey’s February 28th announcement that it will no longer prevent people from entering the EU there have been near continuous clashes

Refugee struggle: secret document could prove Turkey is not a safe third country

Germany’s largest pro immigration advocacy organization PRO ASYL, together with Refugee Support Aegean (RSA) have urged the European Asylum Support Office  (EASO) to release a potentially crucial report on the Turkish asylum system. The document, dated 15th June 2016,  is believed to include information that would show that Turkey is not a safe third country

EU-Turkey deal: an error in the system

Two years ago, the EU-Turkey deal on refugees came to force. Since then, every person arriving ‘irregularly’ on Greek islands should be returned to Turkey. That would include asylum seekers as well as “economical migrants”.  In exchange, Turkey would receive €6 billion to assist the refugee community hosted in the country, Turkish nationals would be