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Border between Syria and Turkey – the death zone
1.12.16
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Via HarekAct (link):

"Turkey, that hosted almost three million Syrian refugees, closed their borders in the course of the EU-Turkey deal this spring. Syrians, who want to enter Turkey by plane or ship from a third country like Lebanon or Jordan, now need a visa, which the authorities only grand in exceptional cases. The overland route is closed.

The German government claims that it was the EU-Turkey deal that curbed the refugee crisis. The truth is that the crisis has shifted. The wall, the German chancellor Angela Merkel under no circumstances wanted to see at the German border, was erected at the border to Syria by the Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. A concrete wall, several hundred kilometers long, three meters high is keeping migrants away. People are not dying in the Aegean sea anymore, as the number of boat crossings to Greece declined after the deal. Now, they die at the Turkish-Syrian border."

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