Guidance

Turkey: country policy and information notes

Guidance used by UK Visas and Immigration to make decisions in asylum and human rights applications.

Documents

Country policy and information note: Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), March 2020

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Country policy and information note: Kurds, Turkey, February 2020

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Country policy and information note: Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), Turkey, February 2020

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Turkey: fact finding report on Kurds, the HDP and the PKK, October 2019

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Country policy and information note: background note, Turkey, September 2019

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Country policy and information note: military service, Turkey, September 2018

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Country policy and information note: women fearing gender-based violence, Turkey, May 2018

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Country policy and information note: Gülenism, Turkey, February 2018

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Country policy and information note: Alevis, Turkey, August 2017

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Country policy and information note: sexual orientation and gender identity, Turkey, June 2017

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Country information and guidance reports are used by UK Visas and Immigration officials to make decisions in asylum and human rights applications.

The reports also give information on asylum seekers’ countries of origin.

Published 9 December 2016
Last updated 13 March 2020 + show all updates
  1. Removed country policy and information note: Kurdish political parties, Turkey, August 2018 and replaced this with a new country policy and information note: Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), March 2020.

  2. Updated country policy and information notes: Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), Turkey, February 2020 and Kurds, Turkey, February 2020.

  3. Added fact finding report on Kurds, the HDP and the PKK.

  4. Updated country policy and information note on background note and removed human rights defenders guidance.

  5. Removed country information and guidance: prison conditions, Turkey, February 2016.

  6. New country policy and information note on background note, January 2019.

  7. Removal of journalists guidance.

  8. Updated information on Kurds added.

  9. Updated country policy and information note on military service.

  10. Updated country policy and information note for Kurdish political parties.

  11. Updated country policy and information note on the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).

  12. Information on women fearing gender-based violence updated.

  13. Updated country policy and information note on Gülenism.

  14. Removal of country information and guidance on HDP (Peoples’ Democratic Party), March 2016.

  15. Updated information on the PKK, Kurdish political parties and Alevis.

  16. Updated guidance on 'human rights defenders' and 'sexual orientation and gender identity'.

  17. New guidance added on 'Gülenism'.

  18. First published.