Category Archives: report

This section shows in-depth reports and cases we follow.

STOP DEPORTATIONS TO TURKEY

People trapped on the Greek Islands are deprived of basic rights Since the EU-Turkey Statement, more and more people seeking protection in Europe are deported directly from the Greek Islands to Turkey. According to the European Commission, at least 2,224 … Continue reading

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Infrastructure of Deportations

We just published our first blogpost about the EU-Turkey deportation regime. In this post  we briefly illustrate the different phases of deportations from Lesvos to Turkey to  point out the roles of important players who facilitate these practices of removal. … Continue reading

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Afghanistan Analyst: Mass Deportations of Afghans from Turkey: Thousands of migrants sent back in a deportation drive

Via Harekact and Afghanistan Analysts – In a recent television appearance, the Turkish Interior Minister, Suleyman Soylu, said that 15,000 Afghans have been sent back home from Turkey. While it is likely that this number has been exaggerated, there is no … Continue reading

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Denial of Right to Appeal – Two Migrants from “Moria 35” Deported, 13 June 2018

On June 13th, two refugees from Ghana and Guinea have been deported to Turkey under questionable legal grounds. Despite the efforts of the Legal Centre Lesbos and lawyers from the organization HIAS, who were fighting against the deportation order, the … Continue reading

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The Myth of Voluntary Deportations – “Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration” from Greece, January 2018

The number of people who agree to “voluntary” return from Greece to their country of origin with the programme of “Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration” of the “International Organization for Migration” (IOM) is significantly higher than the number of deportations … Continue reading

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30 November 2017 – Nigerian man deported despite serious health condition

Two brothers from Nigeria who made the deadly crossing from Turkey to Lesvos in a rubber dinghy were immediately detained in the pre-removal prison inside the so-called “Hotspot camp”, Moria. For almost three months they were isolated from society, adequate … Continue reading

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27 November 2017 – Dubious Deportations to Turkey Prevented!

On Thursday, 23rd November 2017, the deportation of two migrants was stopped last minute. The two men from Iran and Afghanistan were held in detention on Lesvos Island. Shortly before they were transported to the harbour of Mytilene to be … Continue reading

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Sent to their Deaths. A Documentary

A documentary about two Iranian activist brothers, Amir and Arash Hampay, on Lesvos Island. Amir is facing his deportation under the EU-Turkey Deal. But through the involvement of his brother, activists and lawyers, his deportation is halted last minute. However, … Continue reading

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Turkey suspends migrant readmission deal with Greece

Turkey suspends migrant readmission deal with Greece

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Post-deportation risks under the EU-Turkey Statement: What happens after readmission to Turkey?

Policy Brief – Robert Schumann Centre for Advanced Studies by Jill Alpes, Sevda Tunaboylu, Orcun Ulusoy and Saima Hassan November 2017 The policy brief describes how the weak protection for asylum seekers and refugees in Turkey has been further undermined … Continue reading

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