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Humanitarian Governance
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October 17, 2021
Refugees & Migrants
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July 04, 2021
Refugees & Migrants
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June 18, 2021

ANOTHER OVERLOOKED CASUALTY OF EXTERNALISING ASYLUM AT ANY COST



Despite the ongoing suspension of readmissions to Turkey, the Greek Ministry for Migration and Asylum and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs published Joint Ministerial Decision Νο. 42799 on 7 June, which “designates” Turkey as a safe third country not only for Syrians, but also for Afghanis, Somalis, Pakistanis and Bangladeshis.6 Aside from serious concerns regarding the legality of the designation of Turkey as a safe third country, the decision means that the fate of the Syrians refugees described above is now expected to affect approximately 70% of all asylum seekers in Greece.