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Country of Origin Research and Information (CORI)

CORI provides specialist research and training on COI and human rights issues to support the refugee determination process. CORI was established in January 2008 to provide specialist research support to legal representatives in substantiating asylum and human rights claims. Website: www.cori.org.uk/
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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

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