Amnesty criticizes EU-Turkey draft deal

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(L-R) European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, President of European Parliament Martin Schulz and European Council President Donald Tusk ahead of an extraordinary summit of European Union leaders with Turkey in Brussels, Belgium, 07 March 2016.

The proposal that for every Syrian refugee returned to Turkey from Greece, a Syrian will be settled within the EU is wrought with moral and legal flaws, Amnesty International said.


The EU-Turkey anticipated refugee deal would lead to more migration tragedies, according to a press release by Amnesty International.

The international organization criticized the proposed plan between the EU and Turkey which says that for every Syrian refugee returned to Turkey from Greece, a Syrian will be settled within the EU.

According to Amnesty, the plan doesn’t offer any incentive to the people in need to stop risking their live trying to reach the EU through Greece. The plan “make...


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