Greek – Turkish Migration Agreement

Greece and Turkey signed a series of agreements on 14 May, including a new agreement on immigration.  Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan traveled to Athens to sign the agreements.

The immigration agreement will facilitate Greece’s ability to return irregular migrants who enter Greece from Turkey.  Pursuant to the agreement Turkey will designate a port in or near Izmir within three months as the location to which irregular migrants may be returned by Greece.  Turkey also agreed to accept up to 1,000 readmission requests per year.

Click here (EL) for Press Release from Greek Ministry of Citizen Protection.

Click here (EN) for article.

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