The Eu-Turkey Agreement A Controversial Attempt At Patching Up A Major Problem

One of the main problems with this provision is that, as has already been said, it has been reported that Turkey does not process applications for non-Syrian refugees. As a result, those from Afghanistan, Iraq or Pakistan will not have many opportunities to obtain international protection in Turkey or Europe. This discrimination in nationality is also worth mentioning, as this agreement has allowed the EU to grant protection to people on the basis of their nationality and not their real needs. The Commission`s latest report on the implementation of the declaration indicated that the total number of resettlements from Turkey amounts to 511 Syrians. [24] Although this number is certainly higher than the number of Syrian refugees returned to Turkey at the time of publication, it was 462 at the time of publication, the total number of imets as part of this agreement is 1,546 persons, including Iraqis and Afghans,[25] whose applications were not rented on the basis of Article 333 paragraph 2. (b) or (c) the Asylum Procedures Directive. In any event, given the decrease in the number of people arriving in Greece from Turkey, this system will no longer guarantee resettlement, which means that applicants will have to apply to the European resettlement system described above. It should also be noted that Syrians who attempted to enter Greece illegally were banned from benefiting from Rule 1.1. This means that in addition to their return to Turkey, another sanction will be imposed: the impossibility of obtaining international protection in Europe through this system, although the criteria set by EU legislation are met. At the same time as this requirement, the agreement provides that the EU will take into account, in terms of eligibility, the UN`s vulnerability criteria, which aim to give priority to vulnerable groups such as women or children or those living in situations of severe poverty. Due to the slow pace of repatriation procedures in Greece, only 1,564 Syrians were returned to Turkey between 2016 and 2018.