COUNTER-MIGRATION... FROM GREECE TO TURKEY

COUNTER-MIGRATION... FROM GREECE TO TURKEY
Investigations | 04 Feb 2015

After months of sit-ins opposite the Greek Parliament, Syrian refugees' efforts to demand either Greek passports, or the permission to migrate to thrid countries; ultimately proved unsuccessful. This has led many of them to consider return to Turkey.

Returnees from Greece to Turkey, consider the situation in Turkey much less strenuous; in light of the high cost of living, unemployment, as well as racism they began to face, in a country with huge economic problems, and home to more than 30 thousand Syrian refugees.

Imran, one of many Syrians stranded in Greece, tells Rozana: "Most of smugglers are actually human traffickers. They are taking advantage of Syrians' needs, to secure their profit at their expense." He did not hide his intention to return to Turkey; he is out of money, and has lost all hope of access to Europe, as a result of the EU tighetning security on travelers from Greek airports.

Listen to this story in Arabic HERE


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