About this project
In 2016, the European Union sealed a six-billion Euro deal with Turkey to stop refugees moving from Syria through its country to the rest of Europe.
The deal, however, suffers from a lack of transparency, slow implementation, the harassment by Turkey of NGOs partners, and political interference, according to this investigation by The Black Sea, Politiken, and Danwatch (Denmark) with the European Investigative Collaborations (EIC).
Billions for Borders also reveals that the EU bought 83 million Euro worth of military vehicles, surveillance equipment and patrol boats for the Turkish military to police its borders with Europe and Syria, which experts argue could contravene international humanitarian law.
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TBS Team: Craig Shaw, Zeynep Şentek, Şebnem Arsu.
Leak reveals EU nations unhappy about paying bill to maintain bargain with Turkey
31 March 2018 | Brussels
What happened to the billions that Brussels pledged to Turkey to keep refugees out of the EU?
30 March 2018 | Turkey
The European Union is funding military equipment used by Turkey to stop refugees from fleeing the Syrian Civil War and entering the EU
23 March 2018 | Turkey