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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: 1. Please obtain the names of Kurdish tribes and Kurdish languages primarily spoken in Igdir. 2. Please advise the address of the DTP office in Antalya in 2006? 3. Who were the leading figures in the DTP nationally in 2007? 4. Are DTP supporters being targeted for any harm because of their support? 5. Please also provide an update on the current human rights situation for Kurds in Turkey, and how the situation for them has evolved since early 2008 (when TUR32816 was written). Please identify the characteristics among the Kurdish population that continue to attract state-backed harm, and also give some context to this with information on the situation for people of Kurdish background generally

14 September 2009 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Turkey: 1. What was the situation for Kurds in the province of Tunceli in 1999? 2. Is there any information on the detention and forced evacuation of Kurds in the province of Tunceli in 1999? 3. Who was the governor of the Province of Tunceli in 1999? 4. Is there a Human Rights Association branch in Tunceli? 5. Can you provide any information about this organization? 6. How many Kurds and Alevis are there in the province of Izmir? 7. Are there Kurdish and Alevi organizations in the province of Izmir? 8. Can you provide information about the organisations that represent the Kurds and Alevis in Izmir? 9. Do the Kurds and Alevis suffer discrimination in the province of Izmir? 10. What were the results of the election in November 2002 in the province of Izmir, for MHP / ULKUCU? 11. Can you provide information on the MHP party, eg leader, Aims of the party. number of members, area of operation? 12. Is the party active in the province of Izmir? 13. Is there any information to suggest that members of the MHP target Kurds in the province of Izmir? 14. What is the relationship between the MHP party and ULKUCU? 15. Can you provide information on the group ULKUCU? 16. What are the group's aims? 17. Where is the group based? 18. Does it operate in the province of Izmir? 19. Is there evidence to suggest that the group is involved in criminal activity? 20. Is there evidence that the group targets Alevis and Kurds? 21. Is there any evidence that the police and the MHP-ULKUCU work together? 22. Is there any evidence to suggest that the police in Turkey deny protection to Kurds who are threatened by criminals? 23. What is the attitude of the present government towards protecting Kurds?

9 November 2006 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Turkey: 1. Please try to establish if EMEP had a branch in Ovacik which was closed down in 1996. 2. If no information can be located, please provide any evidence that a local EMEP office was likely or unlikely to have been closed down at that time in Ovacik or Tunceli

20 December 2005 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Turkey: 1. Please provide the correct names (as used locally) and addresses of groups in Mersin representing Kurds or Alevis

16 November 2005 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

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