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Turkey Forcibly Returns Dozens of Refugees to Afghanistan Hours after EU Deal


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Turkey Forcibly Returns Dozens of Refugees to Afghanistan Hours after EU Deal

LONDON -

Turkey’s forcible return of around 30 Afghan asylum seekers just hours after the European Union (EU)-Turkey refugee deal came into force shows that implementing the deal would risk refugees’ lives from the word go, Amnesty International said.

The organization has received credible information indicating that Turkey violated European and international law by forcibly returning the asylum-seekers, who fear attacks by the Taliban, to Kabul without granting them access to an asylum procedure.

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