Refugees at heightened risk of refoulement under Turkey’s state of emergency

Amnesty International is concerned that Turkey has become an even less safe space for refugees and asylum-seekers since the coup attempt on 15 July 2016. Safeguards against being sent to other countries where they face a risk of serious human rights violations have been drastically reduced as part of the measures adopted under the state of emergency in place following the failed coup. The state of emergency has been extended three times following the initial three-month period announced on 20 July 2016. It is currently due to run until 19 October 2017. Government spokespeople have indicated that it will be extended further beyond this date.

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