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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: Peace and Democracy Party (BDP)

20 January 2011 | Publisher: Country of Origin Research and Information (CORI) | Document type: Query Responses

Turkey: Military, conscription, ethnic Kurds, discrimination, deployment, draft evasion

20 January 2011 | Publisher: Country of Origin Research and Information (CORI) | Document type: Query Responses

Turkey: Kurucu system (Village Guards) a) Is the system is still active and efficient, b) how many units is it based upon and how does its recruitment system work? In particular what are the selection criteria, if any; is participation on a voluntary basis or, are people also subject to coercion/duress?; how is it formalised (formal appointment, other) and c) are persons with a pro-Kurdish political profile/background trusted by the authorities as to be offered or even forced to adhere to the kurucu system?

20 January 2011 | Publisher: Country of Origin Research and Information (CORI) | Document type: Query Responses

Turkey: 1. What is the attitude towards atheists in Turkey, particularly ones who were born Muslim? 2. Would authorities fail to protect an atheist from attacks by the general public? 3. Are there any reports of Hezbollah targeting atheists/non-practising Muslims in Turkey?

1 November 2010 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Turquie : information sur la délivrance de passeports biométriques; les exigences à satisfaire pour obtenir un passeport spécial ou de service

1 June 2010 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

Turkey: Release of biometric passports; requirements for acquiring special or service passports

1 June 2010 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

Turquie : information sur le service militaire obligatoire pour les citoyens turcs vivant à l'étranger

26 May 2010 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

Turkey: Compulsory military service for Turkish citizens living abroad

26 May 2010 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

Turkey: Whether there is a minimum period of service for volunteer recruits in the military; whether volunteer recruits face any restrictions in obtaining a discharge

26 May 2010 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

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