3 April 2016

Anticlimax for Syrian Refugees as preparations are made to return some Syrians to Syria

The UN and rights groups have expressed fears about migrant welfare and whether some may be forced back into Syria.  The strange thing is that refugees are still arriving from Syria:160 migrants were caught by the Turkish coastguard near Dikili on Friday and many more actually reached Lesbos.

Although the new arrangement commences tomorrow the preparations have not been completed or even started in Turkey. The BBC's Mark Lowen, who has been to the proposed registration camp near the western Turkish town of Dikili, says the field earmarked for the centre remains empty.   Maybe gung-ho president  Recep Tayyip Erdoğan thinks it will all come together on its own. One can only assume that internal auditors will not be involved, therefore leaving open the opportunity for bribes of all sorts to take place.