Turkey has illegally returned thousands of Syrians to their war-torn homeland in recent months, highlighting the dangers for migrants sent back from Europe under a deal due to come into effect next week, Amnesty International said on Friday. Turkey agreed with the EU this month [continue reading].
The unprecedented flight of men, women and children from the war in Syria has captured the world’s attention, while around the globe there are 20 million people seeking sanctuary from war and oppression, in search of a life worth living. Most have fled to countries which are [continue reading].
Turkish coastguards have saved more than 50,000 people from drowning as they sought to cross to Greek islands since the beginning of the Syrian refugee crisis, the country’s deputy prime minister said on Friday as he urged European countries to show a “helping [continue reading].
Two British journalists working for Vice News have been charged by a court in Turkey of “working on behalf of a terrorist organisation.” Jake Hanrahan and Philip Pendlebury had been detained along with their colleague Mohammed Ismael Rasool in the southeastern city [continue reading].
Four members of a VICE News crew were arrested by Turkish police on Thursday, August 27, in the Kurdish city of Diyarbakir located in south-east Turkey. The reporters are scheduled to appear in court on Monday to face allegations of terrorism and assisting ISIS. Although no [continue reading].
Riot police are accused of heavy-handed tactics as some people faint, have panic attacks and are crushed inside a locked stadium. Migrants on the Greek island of Kos have been tear-gassed and reportedly beaten as hundreds suffer sweltering conditions locked inside an open-air [continue reading].