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Management of migration flows beyond the EU’s eastern border: PACE rapporteur makes fact-finding visit to Turkey

Strasbourg, 16.10.2012 – Andrea Rigoni (Italy, ALDE), rapporteur of the Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), will make a fact-finding visit to Turkey on 17-19 October 2012, in preparation for his report on “Management of mixed migration and asylum challenges beyond the European Union’s eastern border”.

In Ankara, talks are scheduled with representatives of the Ministries of Interior and Foreign Affairs, a representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the members of the Turkish delegation to the PACE, and the Head of the EU Delegation in Turkey. In Istanbul, Mr Rigoni will meet representatives of NGOs and he will visit a detention center for migrants.