The objectives and activities of the Balkan Turkleri Dernegi cultural group; reports of difficulties experienced by members of this group at the hands of Turkish authorities [TUR41924.E]

While only two references could be found to the Balkan Turkleri Dernegi group (Turkey 1996; Assembly of Turkish American Associations n.d.), information on the objectives and activities of this group, and whether its members experience difficulties at the hands of Turkish authorities, 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.


Assembly of Turkish American Associations. n.d. «The 79th Anniversary of the Founding of the Republic of Turkey.» [Accessed 15 Sept. 2003]

Turkey [in Turkish]. 30 October 1996. Office of the Prime Minister, Directorate General of Press and Information. Dis Basinda Turkiye. «Anadolu Ile Orta Asya Arasindo ... Panturkizmi ReddedenTurkiye, Gerekli Iliskileri Surduruyor.» (Frankfurter Allegmeine 25 Oct. 1996). [Accessed 15 Sept. 2003]

Sources Consulted


IRB Databases

Internet sites, including:

Al Bawaba

The Association of the Balkan News Agencies


European Country of Origin Information Network (ECOI)

Human Rights Internet, Human Rights Organizational Databank

Human Rights Watch

International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

Turkey News

Turkish Daily News

United Kingdom, Immigration and Nationality Directorate (IND)

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

United Nations Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN)

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