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Turkey: 1. Please advise whether official records of birth and marriage in Turkey are unreliable. 2. What is the current treatment of Kurdish people in Istanbul? In the rest of Turkey? Do they have state protection? 3. Please provide information (including policies) about the HADEP and the DTP. How are members treated by the Turkish government? 4. Are there reports of assaults/rapes by government officers/police against Kurdish women? 5. Information about relocation? Is a Kurdish accent recognisable throughout Turkey?

28 April 2011 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Turkey: 1. Please provide background on the history and characteristics of the Kurdish people in Gaziantep. 2. Please provide information on the treatment of Kurds in Turkey generally, and in Kurdish Hill a suburb of Gaziantep. Are they at risk of being harassed or ill-treated because they are characterised as being terrorists? 3. Please provide information on the major political parties in Turkey and in particular whether there are "pro-Kurdish parties". 4. Are Kurdish people prevented from speaking their native language? 5. Please provide information on the HADEP and whether a member of the Youth Branch of that party is likely to be targeted for harm. 6. Please provide information on Newroz Celebrations and is there information that anyone was beaten by police at the 2000 Newroz Celebrations? 7. Please confirm whether the HADEP was banned by the Turkish Court of Constitution and DEHAP became the new party for Kurds? 8. Is there any information to suggest that a Kurd in Turkey might be terminated from employment because of their political activities? 9. Is there information to suggest the police had members of the DTP under surveillance during the general election of July 2007? 10. Is there any information that the police raid the houses of members of the DTP and that the police take such members to the anti-terror unit of police headquarters? Is there any evidence that the police torture people when they interrogate them? 11. Is there any information indicating that towards the end of January 2010, police arrested many Kurds in Gaziantep and that they were tortured and threatened with killing if they did not cease their political activities? 12. Is there information that the police try to target political activists using "fascist" groups

4 March 2011 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Turkey: Publication called Odak (Emperyalizme ve Fasizme Karsi Macadele Odak); editorial stance, ownership, treatment by the authorities (1992-1999)

1 June 1999 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

Turkey: Dev-Sol organization (Devrimci Sol; Revolutionary Left; Revolutionary People's Liberation Party/Front; Devrimci Halk Kurtulus Cephesi; DHKP/C); whether it is still regarded as a threat by the Turkish government (1997-1999)

1 June 1999 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

Turkey: Update to TUR22841.E of 19 January 1996 regarding the People's Democracy Party (HADEP); legal status of the party, harassment of known members and supporters (1998-1999)

1 May 1999 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

Turkey: A Turkish youth group called "Daglar Gencierindir" or "Final Intikamdir Intiram", including whether the group has links to the Islamic Revenge Organization (1997-1999)

1 May 1999 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

Turkey: Update to TUR23949.E of 5 June 1996 on the treatment of Muslims who convert to Christianity; reports of harassment by the authorities or accusations of attempts to proselytize with particular emphasis on reports of harassment of Mennonite converts (1998-1999)

1 May 1999 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

Turkey: Emek Partisi (Labour Party), known also by the acronym EMEP, and treatment of its members by the government and the security forces

1 July 1998 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

Turkey: Information on whether there was an investigation into the death in 1993 of Turkish journalist, Ugur Mumcu, and on the results of that investigation

1 September 1997 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

Turkey: Follow-up to Responses to Information Requests TUR23765.E of 8 May 1996 on whether an individual undergoes a security check upon exiting Turkey at Istanbul airport, and on whether s/he would be prevented from leaving if s/he were known to be associated with an illegal political party; and TUR23766.E of 8 May 1996 on whether an educated, working, single or divorced woman can live alone in Istanbul without "family protection"

1 June 1996 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

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