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RRT Case No. 071487219

24 September 2007 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Case Law

RRT Case No. 071362222

19 September 2007 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Case Law

Turkey: 1. Please provide information on state protection for women in Turkey who fear honour killings. 2. How do the police in Turkey respond to threats of honour killings? 3. Please provide information on the Safi sect of Islam in Turkey. 4. Is the Safi sect of Islam present in eastern Turkey? 5. If so, what is its level of influence compared to other Islamic sects in eastern Turkey? 6. Is there information on the system of honour known as Tore in Turkey? 7. Is there a link between the Safi sect of Islam and the Tore system of honour in Turkey? 8. Would a woman under threat of honour killing in Istanbul be able to safely relocate to eastern Turkey?

6 September 2007 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Turkey: 1. Please provide background information on Nur Cemaat, particularly its religious and political profile. Is it opposed to the Turkish constitution? 2. Is there a formal network or any registration of members? 3. Do its members observe particular Islamic forms such as religious practice, headscarves and beards? 4. Do the Turkish authorities place restrictions on it? In particular, what is the recently reelected government's relationship with it? 5. Are there reported incidents of Nur Cemaat being pressured or harshly treated? 6. Are there laws in Turkey to prevent anti-Kemalist speeches, etc., and are they enforced against Islamic groups? 7. Please provide any background on Mehmet Kutlular. 8. Are there reports of Encyclopedia of Recent History (Yakin Tarih Ansiklopedisi), or similar anti-Kemalist publications? 9. Are there reports of government action against people distributing such material? 10. If so, do reports of official action refer to formal charges, imprisonment and seizure of passports and/or informal measures such as detention and warnings? 11. Are there any associated Turkish groups in Australia?

21 August 2007 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Turkey: 1. Please provide details of any evidence of the treatment of people of Arab ethnicity in Turkey, including any evidence of discrimination or persecution of people of Arab ethnicity. 2. Is there any evidence to suggest that the treatment of ethnic Arabs in Turkey has changed over the past few years, whether as a result of Turkey's attempts to join the EU or otherwise. 3. Please provide any evidence relating to the treatment of persons of Arab ethnicity in the self-proclaimed TRNC region of Cyprus, including any evidence of discrimination or harassment on the basis of Arab ethnicity

4 July 2007 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Turkey: 1. What is the current treatment of Kurds by the Turkish government/authorities? 2. What treatment is given to Kurds perceived as being connected with the PKK at the current time? 3. Are Alevis currently able to freely practice their religion in Turkey? 4. Please provide information on the treatment of a returnee whose immediate family have been found to be refugees

14 June 2007 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

RRT Case No. 071195831

26 April 2007 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Case Law

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. 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. Does the Syrian government encourage educated Alevi Muslims from Turkey to settle in Syria? 2. If so, do they have any legal right of entry and residence in Syria? 3. Please provide information on the current situation of Alevi Muslims in Turkey

21 August 2006 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

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