In recent weeks, Turkish and Kurdish political refugees in Greece are faced with constant persecution. These events coincide with persistent rumors of a secret agreement between Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan on the issue of extradition of political refugees to Turkey. A savage campaign of violation of human rights is being conducted in Turkey, with the arrest of thousands of citizens of Kurdish origin (10.000 people are currently faced with charges) and also of hundreds of Turkish unionists of the private (DISK) and public (KESK) sectors, as well as of lawyers who have been struggling for the defense of democratic rights – all on the basis of antiterrorist legislation.

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