Since 2016, the Europe Union has outsourced the repression of migrants to Turkey, bribing the Erdoğan regime to hold back arriving refugees. But as Ankara abandons the deal, the Greek state has now become Europe’s border guard — with deadly consequences for the stateless and dispossessed.
Tommaso Segantini is a freelance writer and student of migration studies whose work has appeared on TeleSur, openDemocracy, and Adbusters.
Hillary Clinton has called on Europe to harden its borders. The strategy is completely wrong, but it's also already underway — the EU is outsourcing border enforcement to states in Africa and the Middle East.