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From Damascus to The Hague: a refugee's journey

A refugee’s journey through physical and political borders, and the difficulties and risks along the perilous route.

Don’t be fooled: Brexit or Bremain, both want us to fear Turkey

Ironically, Britain’s PM did not counter the slanderous comments made against Turks, but instead sought to demonstrate that he too would prevent them from entering the country.

EU loses all moral standing on Lesbos

Humanitarian aid has become sidelined for a political agenda – the EU-Turkey deal – something that should be unacceptable for the EU: “humanitarian aid should be neutral, impartial.”

EU-Turkey deal

The statement by Nils Muiznieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights.

Protection and pragmatism: the EU-Turkey refugee deal in historical perspective

The EU-Turkey refugee deal is just the latest effort of EU members trying to keep refugees out. A contribution to the openGlobalRights debate on the future of refugee protection.

Zombie politics: Europe, Turkey and the disposable human

Who will think of the EU as a global actor with normative power, now that it finds itself in the role of rubberstamping and in fact facilitating Turkey's slide into the abyss?

Europe in despair: refugee crisis and press freedom in Turkey

Europe needs to show that it actually cares about the cornerstones of democracy by putting pressure on Ankara to restore the free flow of information and ideas. 

Extend-and-pretend comes to the refugee crisis

Erdogan is not doing this just for the money. Turkey is legitimately concerned about its security situation and needs European and American help to resolve it.

Relocating IPSA 2016 from Istanbul: one right, two wrongs and many traitors

The declaration leaves Turkey alone with its knotty problem, putting it into the same basket with all the other countries unsafe from a western perspective.

What can we expect from the EU-Turkey deal over the lives of Syrian refugees?

EU and international organisations welcome the Turkish Government’s policy changes to curb the number of refugees entering Europe. But if this will work remains to be seen.

Turkey is doing the dirty work of Europe’s immigration control

The EU mini-summit held in Brussels on the November 29 agreed a deal to keep more refugees in Turkey and out of the EU. What does this mean for those already in Turkey, now excluded from the EU's protection?

No, EU, Turkey is not safe for everyone

“Human rights and the rule of law in Turkey are at the worst level I’ve seen in the 12 years I’ve worked on Turkey’s human rights.”

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