November 01, 2022
In view of the mandatory reassessment by Greece of the designation of Türkiye as a “safe third country” in November, 15 civil society organisations have written to the Greek Asylum Service, the Ministers of Migration and Asylum and of Foreign Affairs, and the European Commission urging them to:
Immediately repeal the national list of safe third countries set out by JMD 42799/2021, as amended by JMD 458568/2021.
Publish previous and upcoming opinions of the Director of the Asylum Service regarding the designation of safe third countries, which should be made available to asylum seekers subject to the application of the list according to the European Commission.
Stop dismissing asylum applications as inadmissible based on the “safe third country” concept.