Daily Sabah accusing foreign NGO’s working in humantarian aid for refugees

Via Daily Sabah – Daily Sabah published an article accusing foreign NGO’s active in Turkey “trying to degenerate the culture of Syrian refugees”, by teaching their children “how to become free”. The author, Yunus Paksoy,  writes that “some vulnerable Syrians think that such foreign NGOs are being insensitive while others claim that they have a hidden agenda.”

As  Harekact editorial team, we find the content of this news very controversial, but we think it should be published in order to show the exclusionary discourse of some newspapers towards foreign NGOs in the country. Continue reading Daily Sabah accusing foreign NGO’s working in humantarian aid for refugees

Around 50,000 return to areas cleared of terrorists in Syria, Turkish Foreign minister says

Via Hurriyet Daily News – Tens of thousands of displaced Syrians have returned to an area which was cleared of terrorists by Turkey and Turkish-backed opposition fighters in northern Syria, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said April 1.

Çavuşoğlu said some 50,000 people had returned from Turkey to areas that have been captured by Turkish troops and Ankara-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) opposition fighters, adding that security in these areas should eventually be handed to local forces. Continue reading Around 50,000 return to areas cleared of terrorists in Syria, Turkish Foreign minister says

Greece to accelerate return of migrants to Turkey as arrivals pick up

Via Ekathimerini – As the inflow of undocumented migrants to the islands of the eastern Aegean rises with the improving weather, the government is planning action to ease the pressure on increasingly overcrowded reception centers.

In the coming days, Migration Minister Yiannis Mouzalas is expected to issue a circular, banning migrants who appeal against a rejection of their application for political asylum from a voluntary repatriation scheme being run by the International Organization for Migration (IOM). Continue reading Greece to accelerate return of migrants to Turkey as arrivals pick up

Surge in Turkish diplomats applying for asylum in Germany

Via Komnews – There has been a significant surge in Turkish diplomats and military officials seeking refuge in European countries after last year’s attempted coup as the number of applications continues to rise.

According to figures from Germany’s Federal Department for Immigration and Refugees, the number of asylum applications from individuals in possession of Turkish diplomatic passports has reached 292. According to figures given by Turkey’s Interior Ministry, this figure stood at 136 in February of this year. Continue reading Surge in Turkish diplomats applying for asylum in Germany