Turkey has illegally forced thousands of refugees to return to Syria, a report by Amnesty International says.
BBC: April 1, 2016
On Monday, the European Union and Greece are scheduled to begin sending migrants, including Syrians, from the Greek Isles to Turkey under a deal reached two weeks ago between the Turkish government and the EU.
April 1, 2016
A first batch of 500 migrants are set to return from Greece to Turkey on Monday under the terms of an EU deal reached this month, a European Commission source said.
Gulf Times: March 31, 2016
Foreign journalists working in Turkey complain the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has started to target them in an expansion of a media clampdown that until recently appeared mainly focused on domestic newspapers and broadcasters.
March 31, 2016
The United States has ordered military families to leave parts of southern Turkey due to safety concerns.
March 30, 2016
EU border management agency Frontex has urged member states to pledge more police officers to support Greece in returning migrants to Turkey.
March 26, 2016
The Turkish villagers had grown used to hearing the smugglers arrive in the dead of night, speeding through the narrow streets in minibuses packed with Syrians, Iraqis and Afghans headed for the rocky coves nearby.
Hurriyet Daily News: March 26, 2016
The Turkish officials that will act as liaison officers in the implementation of the EU-Turkey agreement on the refugee crisis arrived at the five hotspots on the Greek islands of the eastern Aegean on Monday,
March 21, 2016
War refugees from the Middle East newly arrived in Greece say Turkey's gendarmes and coast guard are becoming increasingly violent in their efforts to stop asylum-seekers from crossing the Aegean Sea - both on Turkish beaches, to disrupt the boarding of smugglers’ boats, and later when refugees are under way.
March 21, 2016
The deal struck Friday between the European Union and Turkey to try to end the flow of migrants to Europe, does not say what should happen to the tens of thousands of refugees stuck in Greece.
March 19, 2016