AYS Daily Digest 10/07/2019: The Times Are A-Changin’: City Plaza Evacuates

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City Plaza is Everywhere, Photo Credit: City Plaza


In Turkey, there are increasing reports on the ongoing hostility against Syrian refugees. Under Erdogan’s leadership, over three million Syrian refugees are in Turkey. Many of them are relegated to making a living in the black market, and the hardships faced by the Turkish economy have also resulted in Turkish citizens viewing Syrian refugees as a threat to their wellbeing. Even the recently-elected opposition mayor of Istanbul, who is considered “inclusive” argues that it is time for Syrians to return to their “free land”.

Photo Credit: Aegean Boat Report


IN the wake of all the handwringing over the criminal targeting and attack on the Tajoura Detention Centre in Libya, the Libyan Coast Guard intercepted and returned 90 people from the Mediterrranean to the same camp.

60 people were killed in the bombing last week.

Stay enraged.

MSF UK points out that for every one person evacuated from Libya, four are returned.


The European Court has today ruled against in the case described in this article concerning the rules that apply to family reunification of people of Turkish nationality. The outcome could potentially mean that thousands of cases regarding family reunification will have to be reopened. The case involved a Turkish man who was a legal resident of Denmark and was forbidden from bringing is wife under their legislation.

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