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18 Sep 2019
Between 1st of January and 12th September Turkey has stopped 269.059 irregular migrants crossing Europe, the highest ever. The number is expected to grow by the end of the year. Previous years figures of intercepted illegal migrants were: In 2018...
13 Jan 2019
Daily Sabah is reporting about the project led by Turkish children and their parents, aiming to provide protection to Syrian refugees during winter by knitting scarves and barrettes. According to the Daily Sabah, as part of the "Cozy Kindness...
20 Feb 2018
''A total of 117 migrants and refugees arrived on the northern Aegean islands in the last three days (17-20 February). There were 135 arrivals on Lesvos, 17 on Chios and 25 on Samos. A total of 575 migrants and refugees have arrived on Lesvos,...
20 Feb 2018
Kathimerini reports that ''a group of 17 Turkish citizens seeking asylum in Greece after crossing on a rubber dinghy to the eastern Aegean island of Oinousses includes six children and four women. The seven men in the group told Greek authorities...
11 Feb 2018
According to Middle East Eye, ''Only 16 per cent of asylum seekers who have arrived in Greece are likely to be sent to Turkey despite a controversial European Union (EU) deal, the former head of Greece's asylum service said on Sunday. Maria...
23 May 2017
In May 2017, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) had released a report regarding the contemporary migrant crisis prevalent in Europe, specifically regarding the presence of Syrian refugees in the Southern European country of...
15 May 2017
A deal made between Brussels and Ankara dating back to March of 2016, has now prompted the European Union to receive more than 5,000 migrants from Turkey, according to a Daily Sabah news article. In the last four months, the European Union has...
19 Aug 2016
'EU Observer' reports that the Council of Europe’s special representative on migration and refugees, Tomas Bocek, praised Turkey for their efforts in helping huge numbers of displaced people from neighbouring states but raised doubts over their...
01 Jul 2016
The Huffington Post reports that Turkey has taken in more Syrian refugee children than any other country - more than 700,000 of them. But 400,000 are out of school and a lack of funding means they will still be shut out of the education system when...
20 Jun 2016
Human Rights Watch have reported that delays in registration and limited implementation of temporary protection policies in Turkey mean that many Syrian refugees are left without effective protection or access to jobs and services that they...

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