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Query Responses

Query responses are replies to focused queries or requests for Information that are submitted in the course of the refugee status determination process.
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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: Military, conscription, ethnic Kurds, discrimination, deployment, draft evasion

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

Turkey: 1. Please obtain the names of Kurdish tribes and Kurdish languages primarily spoken in Igdir. 2. Please advise the address of the DTP office in Antalya in 2006? 3. Who were the leading figures in the DTP nationally in 2007? 4. Are DTP supporters being targeted for any harm because of their support? 5. Please also provide an update on the current human rights situation for Kurds in Turkey, and how the situation for them has evolved since early 2008 (when TUR32816 was written). Please identify the characteristics among the Kurdish population that continue to attract state-backed harm, and also give some context to this with information on the situation for people of Kurdish background generally

14 September 2009 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Turkey: 1. Is there an identifiable Syrian ethnic minority group in Turkey? 2. How are members of such minority group identified within the general population? 3. Are members of any Syrian minority in Turkey discriminated against or harassed either individually or as a group within society? 4. Any other details about the existence of a Syrian minority in Turkey. 5. Please provide information on the Syriacs in Turkey

28 July 2006 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Turkey: 1. Are relatives of PKK members or suspected PKK members subject to harm or discrimination from the Turkish authorities? 2. Is there an organisation in Turkey called Hezbollah/Hizbollah? 3. What are its aims? 4. What are its objectives? 5. Are there any factions of this group? 6. What activities does it undertake? 7. How does it treat the Kurdish minority in Turkey? 8. Are people of Kurdish origin likely to join Hizbollah or co-operate with it in any way?

18 January 2006 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Turkey/Canada: The Toronto Kurdish Community and Information Centre and how Kurdish ethnicity is verified

7 May 2003 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

Turkey: Reports on the denial of medical services on the basis of religion, ethnicity or nationality, particularly to a relative of a Sunni Turk who is married to an Alevi (January 1990 to March 2003)

14 March 2003 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

Turkey: Update to TUR32884.E of 7 October 1999 on the treatment of Uighurs and ethnic Chinese; Dogu Turkistan Association, Dogu Turkistan Kurtulush Orgutu and Khazak Vakfi; a meeting in Sultan Ahmet Square (Istanbul) in April 2000 (2000-2002)

22 April 2002 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

Turkey: Composition of the "Laz" ethnic group; perception and treatment of by society (2000-2002)

8 February 2002 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

Turkey: Information on the Rum ethnic minority; treatment by society and authorities

18 December 2001 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

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