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Turkey, European Union and the Refugees

March 8, 2016 The 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees defines the refugee as someone who is unable or unwilling to return to his/her country of origin owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of … Continue reading

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EU-Turkey Brussels Summit: “The Deal”

December 2, 2015 The EU summit held in Brussels on December 17, 2004 decided that accession negotiations with Turkey would start on October 3, 2005. The process was accordingly launched at the Luxembourg Intergovernmental Conference. This was two years after … Continue reading

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Russia’s Intervention in Syria

October 7, 2015 Russia’s airstrikes in Syria, particularly the targets chosen, have added further confusion to an already complicated picture. Since March this year, with the Islamic State (ISIL) controlling half of Syrian territory and the “Army of Conquest” consolidating … Continue reading

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