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May 2014 – please sign: Petition to President of the European Parliament:

UNHCR’S RESETTLEMENT POLICIES FOR IRANIAN REFUGEES IN TURKEY HAVE TO BE REVISED

 

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2014 UNHCR country operations profile – Turkey

In April 2013, Turkey promulgated its Law on Foreigners and International Protection. While maintaining the geographical limitation to the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, the law provides a comprehensive framework for protecting and assisting all asylum-seekers and refugees, regardless of their country of origin, in line with international standards. A newly established Directorate General for Migration Management will be fully operational by April 2014.

In 2014, UNHCR will continue to cooperate with the national authorities to ensure that refugees and asylum-seekers in Turkey have access to asylum procedures and services, and to identify durable solutions.

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4 April 2013 –  new LAW ON FOREIGNERS AND INTERNATIONAL PROTECTION
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courtesy: refworld: Turkey: Law No. 6458 on 2013 of Foreigners and International Protection [Turkey],  4 April 2013

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11.05.2014 –  ffm online: Türkei: Hungerstreik afghanischer Flüchtlinge vor UNHCR

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28 April 2014 – I.R.A.N.:

The Urgent Need to Revisit the Effectiveness of Refugee Resettlement Policies

 

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25 April 2014 – globalpost: Turkey’s role as refugee host under pressure as requests for asylum increase

” . .Today, close to 72,000 cases are still being processed; with more asylum seekers entering Turkey every day, the system is under increasing strain. It can now take years to complete the process of status determination, leaving many asylum seekers and their families in limbo. ..”

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7 June 2013 – euronews: Iranian voices from Turkey

” .. Life is not always easy here for refugees who do not have the right to work, however they say their only choice is to stay and try to get asylum status ..”

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12 April 2013 – reuters: Turkey has new law on asylum, but sets limits for non-Europeans

” .. Rights groups have criticized the limitation because it leaves non-European refugees in a legal limbo while they wait to be settled in a third country by the UNHCR, which can often take many years... “

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14 December 2012- Human Rights Watch: Iran: Activists Fleeing Assault on Civil Society

Steady Stream Seeking Refuge Abroad – ” .. The 60-page report, “Why they Left: Stories of Iranian Activists in Exile,” documents the experiences of dozens of rights defenders, journalists, bloggers, and lawyers whom security and intelligence forces targeted because they spoke out against the government. Some who took part in anti-government protests after the 2009 election had never been politically active before, but suddenly found themselves in the crosshairs of security and intelligence forces. .. “

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24 June 2012 – today’s zaman: Iranian refugees tell story of escape from repression they face in Iran

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23 March 2011 – tehranbureau: Running to Stand Still: The Long Wait for Iran’s Refugee Journalists

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” .. A refugee is a person who “owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group, or political opinion, is outside the country of his nationality, and is unable to or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail himself of the protection of that country…”

The 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees ..”

” . .A refugee has the right to safe asylum. However, international protection comprises more than physical safety. Refugees should receive at least the same rights and basic help as any other foreigner who is a legal resident, including freedom of thought, of movement and freedom from torture and degrading treatment. Economic and social rights are equally applicable. Refugees should have access to medical care, schooling and the right to work.  .. “
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