Post-deportation risks under the EU-Turkey statement: what happens after readmission to Turkey?

M.J. Alpes, Sevda Tunaboylu, Orcun Ulusoy, Saima Hassan

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Abstract

This policy brief examines whether asylum seekers readmitted from Greece to Turkey after the EU-Turkey Statement as of April 2016 were able to access effective protection in Turkey thereafter (see graph, return trend, p. 2). The EU has long collaborated with countries of origin and transit in the form of migration compacts, readmission agreements and Memoranda of Understanding. The EU-Turkey Statement is different from prior forms of agreements because of the use of the safe-third-country concept. As a result, Greece can reject asylum applications of people who passed through Turkey as being inadmissible and shift the responsibility of merit assessments to Turkey.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationFlorence
PublisherEuropean University Institute, Robert Schuman Centre
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)978-92-9084-555-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 Nov 2017

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