Forced Greece-Turkey returns: Step closer to policy of indifference

In response to the return of people from Greece to Turkey as part of the EU-Turkey deal, Oxfam’s EU Migration Policy Lead Sara Tesorieri said:

“The return of people from Greece to Turkey takes Europe yet another step closer to a policy of deterrence and indifference. Instead of coming together to resolve the crisis, European countries have built fences and shifted a humanitarian crisis away from its door.

“People who have been forced to flee conflict, disaster and poverty are being treated in ways contrary to the spirit of international law and the moral authority Europe once had.”

Contact information: 

Sarah Grainger | Oxford | sgrainger1@oxfam.org.uk t +44 1865 472 089 | m +44 781 018 1514

Florian Oel | Brussels| florian.oel@oxfaminternational.org | t +32 2 234 11 15 | m +32 473 56 22 60

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