Syrian asylum seekers

Turkey has no moral right to demand visa-free travel but they have Europe over a barrel

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While Turkey fails to protect Syrian refugee children from child rape which is widespread, it continues to hold Europe over a barrel  as it threatens to tear up a controversial migrant deal if  its citizens are not granted visa-free travel within the European Union.

The facts on the ground indicate that the sexual abuse of children in Turkey is extremely widespread and the Turkish state authorities are not acting responsibly.
When Syrian babies and other children, as well as women, are being raped and treated horribly in Turkey, and their abusers go free; when journalists covering these abuses are threatened; when publication bans are imposed on the crimes committed against Syrians, and when criminals are given “good conduct abatement” by courts, Turkey seems to be one of the last countries on earth to have the moral right to demand visa-free travel in Europe or anywhere else.

…A 9-month-old Syrian baby was raped in the Islahiye district of Gaziantep on August 19.

…Huseyin Simsek, the journalist who covered the incident for the newspaper Birgun, said that that he and the newspaper received countless death threats on social media for reporting the rape.

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