Turkey: Rounding up of refugees is “a stain on the EU’s conscience”
“Reports of Turkey rounding up and detaining over a thousand refugees in the west of the country are alarming but not surprising.
Ever since September, we have seen the Turkish authorities detaining scores of refugees, often completely incommunicado, and forcibly returning them to neighbouring Syria and Iraq.
This is as illegal as it is unconscionable. In the wake of this weekend’s EU-Turkey migration talks, it’s a stain on the EU’s conscience too,” said Andrew Gardner, Amnesty International’s Turkey Researcher.
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