Turkish government violating Syrian refugees’ rights

This video says about itself:

Stop shooting! Turkish border guards continue to shoot, beat and kill Syrian refugees – HRW

10 May 2016

Turkish border guards are continuing to shoot and abuse Syrian refugees who are crossing into the country, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW). The rights group, citing the deaths of several asylum seekers, has called on Ankara to investigate. “Firing at traumatized men, women, and children fleeing fighting and indiscriminate warfare is truly appalling,” said Human Rights Watch researcher Gerry Simpson.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV:

Human rights violations in refugee camps in Turkey’

Today, 06:33

The situation for Syrian refugees in Turkish camps has not improved. According to researchers from the Free University [Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam in the Netherlands], human rights are still violated. The researchers wonder if returning refugees to Turkey [by the European Union] is legitimate. Amnesty International came to that conclusion before.

The researchers of the Vrije Universiteit investigated the circumstances in the camps, commissioned to do so by [refugee aid organisation] VluchtelingenWerk in the Netherlands. They spoke with lawyers representing the refugees.

According to the researchers, refugees often are not allowed to leave the camps, they are locked up in cells and hardly have any opportunities for contact with the outside world. Some camps are disguised detention centers, investigators say. …


VluchtelingenWerk in The Netherlands responds alarmedly to the investigation. “I think it’s shocking to read that refugees in Turkey are barely getting access to asylum procedures and are locked into prisons“, said director Dorine Manson.

“Refugees are even forced to sign documents in a language they do not understand, declaring they ‘voluntarily’ want to return to their country of origin. It is therefore incomprehensible that the deal between the European Union and Turkey is depicted by the EU and its member states as a big success and is even seen as a blueprint for future deals with other countries.”

3 billion

In 2016, the European Union and Turkey concluded a treaty on the reception of mainly Syrian refugees. The agreement says that all refugees who enter Greece, and thus the EU, through Turkey will be returned.

… Turkey receives in return the 3 billion euros previously promised for the refugees’ reception sooner than planned.

6 thoughts on “Turkish government violating Syrian refugees’ rights

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    posted by Morning Star in World

    TURKEY confirmed yesterday that its troops had entered Syria’s Idlib province — where chaos and bloodshed reached new extremes — on Sunday.

    An armed forces statement said units had crossed the border for “reconnaissance activities.”

    Turkey announced the operation — in support of a “de-escalation zone” and in conjunction with the rebel Free Syrian Army, aiming to oust al-Qaida affiliate Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (Hetesh) from the province — on Saturday, claiming approval from Syria’s allies Russia and Iran. But yesterday Hetesh seized the northern town of Armanaz — seven miles from the Turkish border — from so-called “moderate” sectarian bloodletters Ahrar al-Sham.

    The Hetesh assault was aided by jihadists of the Chinese Uighur-separatist Turkistan Islamic Party (TIP) — whose infiltration into Syria was allegedly orchestrated by Turkey.

    On the southern border of Idlib and Hama provinces, Hetesh and the TIP captured Abu Daleh on Sunday and threatened to behead all the residents of the town, accusing them of government sympathies.

    Video footage showed residents bound and blindfolded in the back of a van, begging for their lives.

    And Isis launched a surprise offensive against Hetesh in north-east Hama yesterday — north of the pocket of territory the army expelled them from over the weekend.

    The death cult claimed it captured more than a dozen villages within hours — but Hetesh said it took four back in a counterattack.

    The al-Qaida affiliate accused the government of allowing Isis safe passage. But video emerged on social media of Russian jihadist Abu Suleiman, captured by Hetesh in July, telling interpreters that his organisation had bribed their bosses to allow some 900 Isis extremists into the province.



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