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Turkish citizen deported from Bulgaria to Turkey without a fair asylum procedure

Two days ago another Turkish citizen had been expelled from Bulgaria to Turkey. This time it was the 39-year-old Selahattin Ürün, a political refugee and activist for the People’s Democratic Party (HDP) and a former mayoral candidate of the city … Weiterlesen

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New report published

Together with Bordermonitoring.eu we published a new report in June 2020 on the situation of people on the move in Bulgaria. The report which is available in German language is an update to the report from 2014. For many years now, … Weiterlesen

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Bulgaria’s responsibility at the EU’s Borders with Turkey

The current situation at the Greek-Turkish border’s camp at Pazarkule / Kastanies is unbearable. On March 13, 2020, 19 Bulgarian civil society organizations and activists sent an open letter to Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov, the President of the European … Weiterlesen

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Bulgaria is not changing its push-back policy at its border to Turkey

On the 27th of February 2020 the Turkish government announced migrants will no longer be stopped on the Turkish side of the borders to Greece and Bulgaria. Following this statement thousands of migrants are moving on to Edirne, which is … Weiterlesen

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Update on the current situation at the borders to Greece and Turkey

In the first 10 months of 2019, the Bulgarian Border Police officers prevented 2,122 attempts at ‚illegal‘ entry at the Bulgarian-Turkish border and 3,795 attempts at the border with Greece. This was statet by the Bulgarian Ministry of Interior (MoI). In September … Weiterlesen

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New allegations against Bulgarian authorities concerning a short-term prison in Vidin

The Bulgarian authorities are currently confronted with a specific case concerning an Iraqi citizen who has already returned to his country of origin. On January 13, 2019, he was detained to the CCC – Vidin without identity documents and charged … Weiterlesen

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Suspension of the EU-Turkey Deal and developments in Bulgaria which could follow

At least since the 19th of July 2019 the EU-Turkey deal is suspended. Furthermore hundreds of people were arrested in Turkey and reports were published of refugees getting deported from Turkey back to Syria. Because of the recent happenings also … Weiterlesen

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Update about the possible deportation of Mr. Ilhan Karabag

Mr. Ilhan Karabag has been in detention for two months now at The National Investigation Service (Sofia 1797, bul. G.M.Dimitrov 42, et. 4, 13) and attended several court sessions so far. In front of the court, a small group of … Weiterlesen

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Bulgaria is about to deport a political refugee to Turkey

On March 1st 2019, the Bulgarian police has detained a Turkish citizen from the Kurdish minority Mr. Ilhan Karabag, who was living in Bulgaria for 3 years. He lived in Ovcha Kupel in a camp of the State Agency for … Weiterlesen

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Infringement procedure against Bulgaria and Asylum Applications 2018

In 2018, according to the recently published statistics by the State agency for Refugees (SAR), 2.536 first-time applications were applied to Bulgaria. Therefrom 81,7 % were men, 33,2 % were underaged and 19,0 % were unaccompanied minors. In the same … Weiterlesen

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