|Preliminary Findings from recent Fact-Finding Mission to Turkey|
Kurdish Human Rights Project recently returned from Turkey and has discovered several areas of concern pertaining to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and the situation of refugees and asylum seekers. While a full report will be released in October, KHRP has published its preliminary findings today. According to Deputy Director Rachel Bernu, “the problems faced by IDPs in Turkey have not abated since the introduction of Law No. 5233. In fact, in many instances, they have been compounded.”
The mission found evidence that many IDPs not only face obstacles to accessing compensation but are also facing regular intimidation and harassment by state agents. Further, the mission expresses concern at the situation of refugees and asylum seekers, in particular twelve hundred Iranian citizens of Kurdish origin currently stranded in Turkey with no access to social provisions or the option of resettlement in a third country.
For the findings, click here.
Contact Kerim Yildiz, Executive Director/Rachel Bernu, Deputy Director at:
Kurdish Human Rights Project, 11 Guilford Street , London , WC1N 1DH
Tel: 020 7405 3835