G. Baczynska & K. Tagaris: Greece, Turkey take short-cuts to return migrants

31 maart 2016 – Greece and Turkey are rushing through changes to their asylum rules in a race to implement a EU-Turkey agreement on the return of refugees and migrants from Greek islands to Turkey from next Monday, EU officials and diplomats said.

Both Athens and Ankara must amend their legislation to permit the start of a scheme – denounced by the U.N. refugee agency and rights groups – to send back all migrants who crossed to Greece after March 20.

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Source: Gabriela Baczynska, Karolina Tagaris, Reuters,
Photograph: Lefteris Pitarakis/Pool

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