Ankara — Amnesty International says Turkey has rounded up scores of refugees and asylum-seekers since September and transported them to detention centers where some were mistreated or forcibly returned to Syria and Iraq.
In a report released Wednesday, Amnesty said the mistreatment occurred "in parallel" with Turkish-EU migration talks and warned the EU that it risks being a "complicit in serious human rights violations."
Turkey hosts the world's largest number of refugees, including 2.2 million Syrians.
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This month, Turkey and the EU reached agreement aimed to curb the flow of migrants to Europe. It includes an EU pledge to provide 3 billion euros ($3.3 billion) to help improve refugees' conditions in Turkey.
Turkey has denied that Syrians were being forced back, and says that all returnees are interviewed by U.N. staff.