EU-Turkey migrant deal that was doomed to fail | World | The Times

EU-Turkey migrant deal that was doomed to fail
Hannah Lucinda Smith
Friday February 28 2020, 5.00pm GMT, The Times
The deal struck by the EU with Turkey in March, 2016 to stop refugees flowing into Europe fell apart almost before the ink dried. Critics say that it was doomed to fail, although on paper it is still operational. At its heart is a people swap: all migrants who travel to Greece illegally are to be returned to Turkey, and for every Syrian returned one will be resettled from Turkey to Europe. In return, Turkey is to receive €6 billion and visa-free travel for its citizens into the Schengen area.

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from Turkish Digest

About CHP EU Representation

The CHP was founded on 9 September 1923, about one and half month before the proclamation of the Republic of Turkey. The first President of modern Turkey’s oldest party was M. Kemal Atatürk. Today CHP is a social-democratic party, member of the Socialist International and associate member of the Socialist Group at the European Parliament. The scope of the CHP bureau in Brussels is not limited to the bilateral framework of Turkey's EU accession process. Issues such as the information society, energy policies, social development, climate change, international trade and security are among the different focus areas. The EU-Turkey relations are about integration and need multiple, plural and horizontal channels of communication. The CHP supports and promotes Turkey's EU membership process also by being more present and active in Brussels The CHP's Representative to the EU is Ms Kader Sevinç who previously worked as an MEP advisor at the European Parliament and in the private sector.
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