EU has provided Turkey with armoured surveillance vehicles for more than 600 million kr

EU has provided Turkey with armoured surveillance vehicles for more than 600 million kr

Danwatch has examined hundreds of EU contracts. The investigation has shown that the EU has provided Turkey with armoured surveillance vehicles for more than 600 million kr. GRS’ Martin Lemberg-Pedersen was interviewed by Danwatch on the matter.

Turkey is currently hosting 3.547.194 refugees and states that it is therefore complying with its international obligation to allow refugees to cross its borders. UNHCR is rejecting that claim, stating that the 911 kilometre wall built between the Syrian/Turkish border is keeping out many Syrians fleeing the war and that the border is in reality closed to asylum seekers.

EU-financed vehicles heavily monitor the border with thermal periscopes, which can report on all movements on the Syrian side of the border. The towers on the wall is equipped with remote-controlled machine guns which so far has killed 42 people in their attempt to flee to Turkey, according to Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.  Both the Danish government and the EU-commission are rejecting, that they are supporting a regime, which is violating human rights. Lemberg-Pedersen states:

"It should lead to an introspection for the Danish politicians when they can see funds flowing into a regime that makes it possible to act in ways that obviously contravene the EU and Denmark's obligations,"

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