Rights group accuses Turkey of violently pushing Afghans back to Iran

Human Rights Watch claims that Turkish border guards have been expelling refugees from Afghanistan back over the border with Iran. The illegal pushbacks went hand in hand with bodily harm.

Turkish soldiers have been “brutally mistreating” migrants at the Turkish-Iranian border.

HRW claims that Turkish soldiers collectively expelled Afghan migrants in groups of 50 to 300 as they crossed the border from Iran to Turkey. Some families were separated in the process, the organization said.