Turkey: A Number of Iraqi Refugees were Released by SFRD

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On May 21, 2019, the Summit Foundation for Refugee and Displaced affairs released a number of Iraqi imprisoned refugees in Turkey, after being kept in prison for a while.

With the help the Turkish Directorate of Immigration, the Turkey representation of the Summit Foundation managed to release nine Iraqis who were arrested and imprisoned for trying to illegally crossing the border. Immediately after being contacted by their families, the representative of the Summit Foundation in Turkey, Kurda Yashar, visited the prison and took action to release the Iraqi refugees, who had been held in prison for more than a month. They were immediately returned to Sulaymani city in Iraqi Kurdistan.

The prisoners claimed that before contacting the Summit Foundation, they had contacted other parties, including the governmental offices. However, unfortunately, according to the prisoners, no one was to help them.

Since the last week, the Summit Foundation has been working on releasing another 23 Iraqi refugees, who have still been held in Turkish prisons for a while.

 

On May 21, 2019, the Summit Foundation for Refugee and Displaced affairs released a number of Iraqi imprisoned refugees in Turkey, after being kept in prison for a while.

With the help the Turkish Directorate of Immigration, the Turkey representation of the Summit Foundation managed to release nine Iraqis who were arrested and imprisoned for trying to illegally crossing the border. Immediately after being contacted by their families, the representative of the Summit Foundation in Turkey, Kurda Yashar, visited the prison and took action to release the Iraqi refugees, who had been held in prison for more than a month. They were immediately returned to Sulaymani city in Iraqi Kurdistan.

The prisoners claimed that before contacting the Summit Foundation, they had contacted other parties, including the governmental offices. However, unfortunately, according to the prisoners, no one was to help them.

Since the last week, the Summit Foundation has been working on releasing another 23 Iraqi refugees, who have still been held in Turkish prisons for a while.