Research Institute for European and American Studies
Newsletter on Immigration to Greece
Editor: Ioannis Kolovos
Will Turkey honour their deal with the EU?
In mid-December 2013 an agreement was signed between Turkey and the European Union in order for Turkey to take back immigrants who illegally enter the EU from Turkish territory. It should be noted that Turkey had signed a similar agreement with Greece but failed to live up to its expectations. From 2002 until 2014 Greece submitted 127,309 requests to the Turkish side but Turkey took back only 3,838 illegal immigrants.
A relevant article (To Vima, 6/7/2014) can be read here (in Greek only)