Amnesty International critical of EU-Turkey migrant plan

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Refugee children sit in a small tent as they shelter from downpour at a camp at the border between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), near Idomeni, northern Greece, 09 March 2016.

Amnesty International critical of EU-Turkey migrant plan


The head of Amnesty International has criticised a draft European Union plan to return some migrants to Turkey.

In an interview with the Reuters news agency, Amnesty International Secretary General Salil Shetty said “It’s flawed, morally and legally”.

Under a tentative deal struck on March 7, Turkey will accept migrants who had entered Europe from Turkey in exchange for more funding, an earlier introduction of visa-free travel to Europe for Turks and the promise to speed up Turkey’...


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