Estonia plans accepting from Turkey 160 Syrian refugees
Estonian police are looking into the documents on 160 refugees from Syria that are to be moved to Estonia in line with an agreement reached between the EU and Turkey.
Estonian public broadcaster BBC reports that the cases currently being processed are part of the EU’s 2016 arrangement with Turkey, which for Estonia means relocating up to 160 Syrian refugees, which are part of Estonia’s total resettlement quota of 550. By late June this year, Estonia accepted 156 persons in need of protection; the people come from the wartorn countries of Syria, Iraq and Yemen.
In 2016, the EU and Turkey made the agreement that illegal migrants into the EU arriving in Greece from Turkey would be returned; however, for every Syrian returned to Turkey the EU would resettle a Syrian refugee from Turkey to a member state.