The Next Stop

Exactly a year ago, the EU-Turkey deal came into force. The deal stipulates the return of individuals arriving irregularly by boat to Greece back to Turkey, in exchange for increased EU resettlement of Syrians from Turkey, large sums of aid to Turkey and the easing of EU visa restrictions for Turkish citizens. However, the premise on which the deal was constructed – namely that Turkey is a safe place for refugees – was flawed. In the months following the deal, Greece’s asylum appeals committees ruled in many instances that Turkey does not provide effective protection for refugees. Instead, all asylum applications had to be assessed in Greece and, refugees were brought together on the Greek islands in filthy and unsafe conditions. On the Greek islands the harrowing human cost of the deal is laid bare. Not allowed to leave, thousands of asylum-seekers live in a uncertainty.

Portfolio

Snow
2017
Portraits for Freedom
2017
The silent border of Ukraine
2017
Secret Science
2017
On Location
2017
First Love
2017
Wad'n Truck
2017
Masterchefs
2017
after High Tide
2017
Earthquakes in the north
2017
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