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RRT Case No. 1210767

23 May 2013 | Judicial Body: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Alevis - Arabs - Arbitrary arrest and detention - Persecution based on political opinion - Protests / Demonstrations / Riots / Civil unrest - Racial / Ethnic persecution - Religious discrimination - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) | Countries: Australia - Turkey

RRT Case No. 1203396

11 October 2012 | Judicial Body: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Alevis - Discrimination based on race, nationality, ethnicity - Kurd - Minorities - Persecution based on political opinion - Racial / Ethnic persecution - Religious discrimination - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) | Countries: Australia - Turkey

Turkey: 1. Please provide an update on the situation of Kurds and Alevis in Turkey. 2. Is there any available information about a ceremony to unveil a statue of Seyid Riza in Dersim (Tunceli) in August 2010? 3. Is there any information about recent (since 2008) incidents involving Kurds or Alevis in Erzincan? 4. Do Kurds generally have difficulty getting passports in Turkey and is it common to be able to bypass the usual channels by paying for a passport?

13 March 2012 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

RRT Case No. 0903361

20 January 2010 | Judicial Body: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Alevis - Arbitrary arrest and detention - Disappeared persons - Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Kurd - Persecution based on political opinion - Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) - Racial / Ethnic persecution - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) | Countries: Australia - Turkey

RRT Case No. 0900309

11 May 2009 | Judicial Body: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Alevis - Country of origin information (COI) - Internal flight alternative (IFA) / Internal relocation alternative (IRA) / Internal protection alternative (IPA) - Kurd - Older persons - Persecution based on political opinion - Persecution of family members - Political parties - Racial / Ethnic persecution - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) - Social group persecution | Countries: Australia - Turkey

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

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. 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

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

Turkey: 1. What are the attitudes of Kurds in Turkey towards women who marry non-Kurds and non-Alevis? 2. Are there any issues in relation to women who marry people of Orthodox Christian faith? 3. Does the attitude and treatment vary between the general community and members of a strictly religious Kurdish Alevi family? 4. What protection is offered by the Turkish authorities to women who may be subject to harm from their family for entering into such marriages?

25 July 2005 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

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