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FM Cavusoglu: No visa-free for Turks, no EU-Turkey Deal

He couldn’t be more clear. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu warned Europe of the consequences if the European Union fails to deliver visa-free for Turkish citizens: Ankara will back out of the EU-Turkey deal that aims to stem the refugee and migrant flows. In an article posted on German daily …

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Erdogan tells EU: Turkey’s Parliament will block EU migrant deal if no visa-free travel

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan made it very clear to EU and his – rather former – friend German Chancellor Angela Merkel: Turkey’s Parliament would block the EU migrant deal if no visa-free travel, the famous EU Turkey Deal that was supposed to stem the flow of refugees and migrants …

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Frontex: Number of migrants arriving in Greece dropped 90% in April, just 2,700 arrivals

The number of migrants arriving in Greece dropped 90 percent in April, EU border agency Frontex said on Friday, in a sign that a deal with Turkey to send back those who make the sea journey between the two countries is working. “Fewer than 2,700 people arrived in Greece in …

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EP President M Schulz blocks Turkey’s visa-free bid

The President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, announced on Wednesday that he has stopped procedures involving the liberalisation of visas for Turkish nationals. Schulz informed reporters that he had not sent the necessary document concerning the visa liberalisation to the appropriate committee. He said that Turkey had failed to …

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Greece’s New Legislation for Asylum Seekers – Summary in ENG

Below is a Summary of Greece’s New Asylum Legislation voted last week. The Legislation was approved by the Greek Parliament in order to facilitate the implementation of Eu Turkey Deal. The Bill contains important charges for asylum seekers. Summary in English Greece’s New Asylum Legislation: What Will Change? April 4, …

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Deportations to Turkey “blocked” due to “rain” of asylum applications on Greek islands

Refugees and migrants on the Greek islands of Lesvos and Chios had the EU and  Frontex officials to change their re-admissions schedule. They “stormed’ the asylum offices and started to submit “asylum applications” en mass, with the effect that the lists with the names of those to be deported had …

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191 men & 11 women of different nationalities (also Afghans) were deported to Turkey (full list)

According to a press release issued by the Greek Migration Coordination body a total of 202 people, 191 men and 11 women, were deported from the islands of Lesvos and Chios in Greece to Turkey, on Monday morning. Their nationalities are: From Lesvos: 135 men and 1 woman ⇒ 124 …

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Germany takes 16 Syrian refugees from Turkey, now TR has to take 16 from Greece

The first Syrian refugees arrived in Germany on Monday morning under the controversial EU-Turkey deal of refugees exchange and send backs. In this silly children’s game called “EU Turkey Deal”, now Turkey has to take 16 Syrian refugees from Greece. The 16 asylum seekers were flown from Istanbul, Turkey, to …

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UPD 202 people deported from Greece to Turkey in a “dawn operation” (videos, picts)

The mass deportation operation started as early as 6 o’ clock in the morning, although it was originally scheduled for 10 a.m. The first 136 migrants from Lesvos were already in Dikili, Turkey at 9:30 a.m.It is more than obvious that the Frontex did not want much media around, for …

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