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.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 Süleyman Soylu İçişleri Bakanlığı Bakanlıklar Ankara, Turkey Twitter: @suleymansoylu 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 Twitter: @SerdarKilic9 Salutation: Dear Ambassador2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION Click here to let us know if you took action on this case! This is Urgent Action 77.18 Here’s why it is so important to report your actions: we record the actions taken on each case—letters, emails, calls and tweets—and use that information in our advocacy. ADDITIONAL RESOURCES