In recent weeks, Turkey has deported 7,100 Afghan citizens, and at least 2,000 more are detained and at risk of deportation. Detainees report being pressured to “accept” a return to Afghanistan.
1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:
- Immediately release the detained Afghans;
- Ensure the detained Afghans have access to national asylum procedures;
- Halt all returns to Afghanistan, until they can take place in safety and dignity.
Contact these two officials by 5 June, 2018:
Minister of Interior
İçişleri Bakanlığı Bakanlıklar
Fax: +90 312 418 1795
Salutation: Dear Minister
Ambassador Serdar Kiliç,
Embassy of the Republic of Turkey
2525 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington DC 20008
Phone: 1 202 612 6700 OR 202 612 6701
Fax: 1 202 612 6744
Email: [email protected]
Contact Form: http://washington.emb.mfa.gov.tr/Mission/Contact
Salutation: Dear Ambassador
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