EU-Turkey “deal”: 5 Years of Shame | Through the eyes of those experienced it

The discussion will be in English. The toxic EU-Turkey ‘deal’ signed on 18 March 18 2016, aimed at halting the arrival of refugees and migrants from Turkey to Europe, has trapped thousands of people on the Eastern Aegean islands. Refugees and islanders talk about the effects of the ‘deal’ on their lives and on local communities. Coordinated by: Fotini Lampridi, journalist Introduction: Efi Latsoudi, Refugee Support Aegean (RSA), Nansen Refugee Award by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (2016). Interventions: Amal Adwan, Palestinian refugee from Syria, interpreter, data analystAhmad Ebrahimi, refugee from Afghanistan, film-makerParwana Amiri, 17-year-old asylum seeker from Afghanistan, activistIrini Papachistou, Samos resident, member of the Movement for Human Rights – Solidarity for RefugeesGiorgos Tyrikos-Ergas, Lesvos resident, solidarian, authorSophia Chatzifounda, Kos resident, member of Kos anti-fascist movementCommenting: Karl Kopp, Director of European Affairs, PRO ASYL

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