INTRODUCTION TO RSA AND PRO ASYL CAMPAIGN #StopTheToxicDeal
Two years after its implementation, the EU-Turkey ‘deal’ still stands at the forefront of European Union (EU) Policy on the refugee crisis.
This toxic ‘deal’ has been celebrated as a success. “Refugee Support Aegean” (RSA) is not accepting this and will keep on challenging this ‘deal’ before national and international courts. Our experience and work in the field shows that this ‘deal’ has come at a great cost on refugees and migrants, the rule of law as well as the European Union’s moral standing.
On the second anniversary of the deal’s announcement, RSA publishes a series of stories illustrating the harsh reception and detention conditions that refugees experience while stranded on the Aegean islands, the rising xenophobia, the creation of new categories of vulnerable refugees and the fact that Turkey is not a ‘safe third country’.
We ask for this toxic deal between the EU and Turkey to be abolished since fundamental values and rights are endangered in the name of temporary political balances.
What follows are the detailed topics highlighting the toxicity of the “deal” and the necessity for it to be abolished.