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Migrants’ rights further weakened by the earthquake as March marks the 7th anniversary of the EU-Turkey Statement


March 18 2023 marks the 7th anniversary of the 2016 EU-Turkey Statement. In 2016, Turkey assumed the role of the European Union’s border guard. It received billions of Euros from the EU on the condition that it held migrants in Turkey and received those who were deported back. Turkey, however, did not hesitate to exploit this position, using migrants as a threat and, when necessary, as leverage against the EU.

On February 6 2023, following the earthquakes in Turkey, living conditions for (…)


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