The toxic deal between the EU and Turkey was initially presented as an emergency response and it was advocated that its implementation should reduce deaths at sea. I know what it feels like, and I was there too, not only did I have broken relationships, but I also experienced obstacles with my friends and colleagues. (It`s not just a romantic relationship that can get toxic, my friend!) It is clear that before the elections, the new government instrumentalized the refugee issue as something that can be solved relatively easily, because as a future government it would implement a general policy of deterrence, hardening and discouragement (with regard to borders, reception conditions, legal framework and procedures). However, the problem has not been solved and we are now witnessing a twofold outcome.