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REFUGEES: Turkey Threatens Kurdish Iranian Refugees with Deportation to Iran


Kurdish Iranian refugees are being threatened with deportation by the Turkish government, and the UNHCR found them ineligible for receiving financial aid, since they had arrived in Turkey via Iraq. July 19, 2004 – Turkish government threatened Kurdish Iranian refugees who arrived in Turkey from northern Iraq with deportation to Iran, Taher Abd-Panah, a spokesman for the refugees, tells Radio Farda’s broadcaster Mahmonir Rahimi. After the UN High Commission on the Refugees closed its offices in northern Iraq, the Iranian refugees went to Turkey, he adds. Even though the Iranian Kurds have been issued refugee cards seven months ago, the UNHCR in Ankara told the Kurdish Iranian refugees that they were not eligible for any benefits since they had arrived in Turkey from a third country, he adds. The refugees have problem finding work in Turkey and are concerned about possible deportation to Iran. He says a number of Kurds who had been returned to Iran by Turkey have been jailed or were executed.
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