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IRRA Reporting Department Visited the United Nations’s Special Rapporteurs at Geneva

IRRA Reporting Department Visited the United Nations’s Special Rapporteurs at GenevaInternational Refugee Rights Association [IRRA] participated in nine different meetings in Geneva between 14-18 November 2022 in cooperation with the Reporting & Research and the External Relations Departments.In the meetings; IRRA reports, analyzes and information notes were presented to UN representatives in print, the main legal problems faced by Syrians in Turkey and Turkey's situation in the harmonizati

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IRRA Reporting Department Visited the United Nations’s Special Rapporteurs at Geneva

IRRA Reporting Department Visited the United Nations’s Special Rapporteurs at GenevaInternational Refugee Rights Association [IRRA] participated in nine different meetings in Geneva between 14-18 November 2022 in cooperation with the Reporting & Research and the External Relations Departments.In the meetings; IRRA reports, analyzes and information notes were presented to UN representatives in print, the main legal problems faced by Syrians in Turkey and Turkey's situation in the harmonizati

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BOOK RECOMMENDATION | Zühre Ninem, Kemal Bilbaşar

BOOK RECOMMENDATION"Zühre Ninem" describes the Rumelians whose lives were destroyed in a turbulent period that began with the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-1878, which was called "The Great Defeat", which lasted with the Balkan and First World Wars and ended with the Independence War. The Great Defeat drags Zühre Nine from Vratsa, where she was born, to Köprülü. It continues from place to place in the Ottoman geography, which is shrinking with the ongoing wars, to the interior of Anatolia.*Our assoc

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Our joınt report “Issues Related to Immıgratıon Detentıon” was handeled at the 35th sessıon by the Unıted Natıons.

Our joint report “Issues Related to Immigration Detention” was handeled at the 35th session by the United Nations. The International Refugee Rights Association published together with the Swiss-based organization Global Detention Project the report “Issues Related to Immigration Detention” about rights violations experienced in the Immigration Detention centers in Türkiye. Based on semi-structured interviews with lawyers in Istanbul the report was handled on the 19th of July 2022 at the 35th ses

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Humanitarian Situation in Syrian Azez and Political Burdens

Humanitarian Situation in Syrian Azez and Political BurdensAzez, the region nearby Aleppo, hosts almost 300.000 people who mainly seek security from the existing clash environment. Its position as a safe zone has many levels to be discussed both in political and humanitarian terms. In this analysis, the situation in Azez is re-evaluated regarding the general situation in Syria, the influence of Turkey’s existence in the region, and the question of a “safe zone”.To explain further, as it is widel

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Roads to Migrate - Greece and Frozen to Death Refugees, Gizem Dik Hosts Selim Vatandaş

In the first episode of the Roads to Migrate, Gizem Dik hosts Selim Vatandaş, from the International Refugee Rights Association Reporting Department, to talk about the push-backs in Greece border. According to Vatandaş, Greece is violating human rights by pushing refugees back by the excessive power. there is no doubt that it violates international conventions to which Greece is a party, especially the 1951 Geneva Convention Relating to the Legal Status of Refugees, the European Convention on Hu

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Poland plans €350m border wall to stop migrant crossings from Belarus

Poland is planning to build a border wall costing more than €350 million to prevent migrants illegally entering from Belarus.A draft bill to construct the new border wall was passed by the country's conservative government on Tuesday. It will now be debated by MPs and voted on in the Polish parliament.The cost of building the wall is estimated at over 1.6 billion zlotys (€353 million).According to the proposed bill, Poland will also install movement detectors at the Belarusian border, preventing

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Ankara Altındağ'da Yaşanan Olaylar Hakkında Kamuoyu Açıklamamız

ANKARA ALTINDAĞ’DA YAŞANAN OLAYLAR HK. 12.08.2021   10.08.2021 Salı akşam saatlerinde, Ankara ili Altındağ ilçesi Battalgazi Mahallesi'nde bulunan bir parkta iki grup arasında tartışma yaşanmış, kavgaya dönen olayda Y.A, Emirhan Yalçın ve Ali Yasin Güler'i bıçaklayarak kaçmıştır. Göğsünden aldığı bıçak darbesiyle ağır yaralanan Emirhan Yalçın, tedavi gördüğü hastanede hayatını kaybederken yaralı Ali Yasin Güler'in ise sağlık durumunun iyi olduğu belirtilmiştir. Öncelikle

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Does an Immigrant Nation Hand Down Stress to Future Generations?

Can the migration stress transmit to people’s genes from anchestors’ challenging experiences or difficulties? According to Rumeysa Betül Cebeci it is possible to say genetic information caused by environmental factors can be transmitted from generation to generation.The migration action exposes immigrants to brand new experiences cognitively, emotionally and behaviourally. Considering the psychological and physical difficulties experienced before, during, and after migration, it can s

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Is Greece Violating Refugees’ Rights?

Since the beginning of the migration wave to Europe in 2015, Greece has become one of the key crossing points and an entry territory to access Europe. In reaction to the migration crisis, Europe finds itself divided between those who welcome the flow of immigration by supporting the rights of people who are obliged to leave their country and those who regard migrants as a threat. Thus, the countries on the borders of Europe are the first affected and divided by these concerns. Indeed, Gre-

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