Dutch and Iraqi ministers to meet to discuss Ter Apel protest camp

The failed asylum seekers living in a camp outside the Ter Apel refugee centre in Groningen will be offered accommodation until June 15, immigration minister Gerd Leers said on Tuesday.

The camp began as a protest against deportation by around 50 Iraqi nationals, but by last week they had been joined by Somalis, Iranians, Eritreans, Azeris and Afghans.
Leers made the offer after telephoning his opposite number in the Iraq government, Dindar Najman Shafiq Duski, according to media reports.
Duski agrees with Leers that the Iraqis must return to Iraq and the two are keen to find a solution, the media reports say. The Iraqi minister will be in the Netherlands on June 15 to discuss the matter with his colleague.
The Iraqis argue their lives will be in danger if they are forced to return to Iraq.

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