Turkey says Greece violates refugee rights, 'EU accuses us'

Cavusoglu at conference on Syria. 'Europe must respect values'

30 June, 18:15

    Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu

    BRUSSELS - Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu criticised Greece's treatment of asylum seekers on Tuesday, speaking from the sidelines of the fourth Brussels Conference on Syria, titled "Supporting the future of Syria and the region", jointly led by the European Union and the United Nations.

    "Greece continues to violate the rights of asylum seekers, pushing them back, and trying to keep them in camps with inhumane conditions," Cavusoglu said.

    "The most concerning thing is that the EU doesn't react to these violations, and accuses Turkey," he said. "We therefore ask the EU to respect its own universal values and international law. Our cooperation with the EU in managing Syrian refugees is important, but the availability of aid must be sped up and made faster, and we propose an increase in support to Syrians," Cavusoglu said.

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