EU-Turkey: Deal or no Deal?

14 March 2016 – Franck Düvell

The EU and Turkey are aiming to close the ‘Balkan route’ to Europe. On March 7 2016, the EU mooted a plan to send non-refugees back to Turkey while offering to resettle those people who Turkey has already qualified as refugees. In today’s podcast, Franck Düvell argues that this seemingly simple and straightforward swap faces a litany of legal and logistical uncertainties.

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Joint EU-Turkey statement

Reuters article on the deal

Franck’s blog



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