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Turkey: Treatment of detainees in police custody; recourses available to detainees to file complaints against the police and their effectiveness

8 June 2012 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

Turkey: 1. Is there any known Kurdish mafia that operates in Ankara, Turkey? 2. If there is a Kurdish mafia, what sort of crimes are the Kurdish mafia accused of carrying out? 3. If there is a Kurdish mafia, do the police in Ankara limit their activities? 4. Is there a Kurdish mafia figure named "Kurdish Ahmed" in Ankara? 5. Question deleted. 6. How are the police organised, controlled in Ankara, Turkey? 7. Is there any information about how the police operate in Turkey? 8. Is there corruption in the police force? 9. Can the police be bribed?

27 October 2006 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Turkey: 1. Please provide a general update on recent developments in Turkey affecting the rights of Kurds (both the theory and the practice). 2. Was there jandarma activity in Van province in 2002? What is the current situation for Kurds now in that province? 3. Do police in Istanbul and Ankara still do random checks of ID cards, and if so would they normally do a further check on the background of a Kurd who was from Van province? 4. Is the PKK (by any name) still regarded as a threat by the Turkish authorities? Is there PKK activity anywhere in Turkey currently?

15 July 2005 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

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