The DCR/ECRE desk research on application of safe third country and first country of asylum concepts to Turkey

This note analyses relevant aspects of the procedures in place with regard to international protection and the situation of those in need of protection or benefiting from protection in Turkey. It addresses the question whether Turkey can be considered as a safe third country and a first country of asylum in light of the legal safeguards under international refugee law, the EU asylum acquis and the factual situation in Turkey for those in need of international protection. This note is based on the collation and analysis of publicly available material; sources and references are included throughout the document.

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