Information on the execution of Ismet Bulbul, a Turkish soldier, on or about May 1992 [TUR15778.E]

After consulting with the International Secretariat in London, a representative of Amnesty International in Toronto stated that there were no reports about the execution of a Turkish soldier named Ismet Bulbul on or about May 1992 (24 Nov. 1993). The representative added, however, that the lack of information does not necessarily mean the execution of Ismet Bulbul did not occur (Ibid.). The same source added that in past years there have been hundreds of extrajudicial executions each year (25 Nov. 1993)

In addition, an on-line search of sources regularly consulted by the DIRB was unable to produce any information on the above subject. Several attempts were made to contact Helsinki Watch but were all unsuccessful.

This response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB 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 attached the list of sources consulted in researching this information request.


Amnesty International, Toronto. 24 November 1993. Telephone interview with representative.

_____. 25 November 1993. Telephone interview with representative.