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RRT Case No. 1102732

19 August 2011 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Case Law

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

RRT Case No. 1010708

15 April 2011 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Case Law

Turkey: 1. Was being non-Muslim illegal in Turkey circa 1987? 2. Are Christians able to practice their religion in Turkey? 3. Do Christians face discrimination and harassment in employment in Turkey? 4. Are Christians targeted by authorities for organising conferences and meetings about religion? 5. Is there any information to suggest that the close relatives of former Turkish politicians can wield influence over police and the courts?

28 March 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

RRT Case NO. 1009727

17 February 2011 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Case Law

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

RRT Case No. 1003878

9 August 2010 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Case Law

Iran: 1. Deleted. 2. Is there any information about the Mormons who are Iranians who reside in Turkey but travel to Iran on missions? 3. Are there any references to the burning of the Saderat bank during the post-election protests in Tehran occurring in June 2009?

18 May 2010 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

RRT Case No. 0905517

25 February 2010 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Case Law

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