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Is Turkey a safe third country for refugees?

Is Turkey a safe third country for refugees?

On 7 June 2021 the Greek government designated Turkey a “safe third country” for asylum seekers from Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Somalia. Designating Turkey as a safe third country will leave thousands of asylum seekers in legal precarity, with many facing deportation.

What are the top 3 refugee source countries?

The seven countries of origin that account for the most refugees in the world today are:

  • Syria (6.7 million)
  • Afghanistan (2.7 million)
  • South Sudan (2.3 million)
  • Myanmar (1.1 million)
  • Somalia (900,000)
  • Sudan (725,000)
  • The Democratic Republic of the Congo (720,300)

Does Singapore accept refugees?

Explaining the no-refugee stance “As a small country with limited land, Singapore is not in a position to accept any persons seeking political asylum or refugee status, regardless of their ethnicity or place or origin,” said a spokesperson from MHA.

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Is Turkey a ‘safe third country’ for refugees?

They cited the Procedures Directive, which identifies a “safe third country” and a “first country of asylum” as countries to which asylum seekers can be returned with less than full examination of their asylum claims. Does Turkey qualify?

Is Turkey a first country of asylum?

The directive says a “first country of asylum” is a country where the applicant has already been recognized as a refugee or “otherwise enjoys sufficient protection.” Since Turkey does not recognize non-Europeans as refugees, the only remaining question is whether it provides de facto refugees sufficient protection.

Why did Turkey close its border to Syrian refugees in Aleppo?

At the very time the EU was announcing its migration control deal, Turkey had closed its border to tens of thousands of Syrians fleeing bombs and bullets in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, a massive and egregious flouting of this norm of customary international law.

What is the EU’s March 18 deal with Turkey?

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EU leaders claim that the March 18 agreement to return “all new irregular migrants crossing from Turkey into Greek islands” back to Turkey, writes Bill Frelick, will take place “in full accordance with EU and international law.”