IRB – Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (Autor)
References to incidents of bribery and fraud in security clearance and other procedures involved in the issuance of Turkish passports in Turkey could not be found among sources consulted by the Research Directorate. Reports of bribery to obtain a security clearance for the purpose of applying for a Turkish passport, when the individual is not eligible for such a clearance, also could not be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate.
This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of sources consulted in researching this Information Request.
Internet sites, including:
Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2002
European Country of Origin Information
International Helsinki Federation for
Middle East Review of International Affairs
Middle East Times
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Turkish Daily News
United Kingdom, Immigration and