Search

 

Cablegate: Tip in Turkey: Iom Reports On Tip Victim

This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.

UNCLAS ANKARA 004416

SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT FOR G/TIP, G, INL, DRL, EUR/PGI, EUR/SE

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KCRM KWMN PGOV PHUM PREF SMIG TU TIP IN TURKEY
SUBJECT: TIP IN TURKEY: IOM REPORTS ON TIP VICTIM
REFERRALS, REPATRIATIONS

1. (U) In an August 5 meeting with Emboff, International
Organization on Migration (IOM) Interim Country Director
Meltem Ersoy asserted that an increase in TIP victim
referrals from the GOT to IOM is a direct result of 1) a
series of IOM-funded law enforcement training sessions that
focus police efforts on screening potential victims; 2) a
growing commitment at the Ministry of Interior (MOI) to
combat trafficking; and 3) the establishment of NGO
facilities in Istanbul to shelter victims while police
conduct anti-TIP investigations. "At this time last year,"
Ersoy noted, "we couldn't have imagined that the police would
be so cooperative," Ersoy said.

2. (U) Ersoy noted that since January 2004, the MOI has
referred 37 victims to IOM for repatriation. IOM provided
the following details about the victims:

DATE-PLACE OF DEPARTURE DESTINATION AGE
----------------------- ----------- ---
02/23/04 - Istanbul Moldova 19
03/04/04 - Adana Moldova 21
03/04/04 - Adana Moldova 26
03/08/04 - Istanbul Moldova 19
03/08/04 - Istanbul Moldova 23
03/11/04 - Istanbul Moldova 23
03/11/04 - Istanbul Moldova 28
03/22/04 - Istanbul Ukraine 29
03/22/04 - Istanbul Ukraine 32
03/28/04 - Istanbul Ukraine 20
03/28/04 - Istanbul Moldova 27
05/19/04 - Adana Ukraine 32
06/10/04 - Ankara Moldova 19-26 (6 victims)
06/10/04 - Ankara Azerbaijan 33
06/10/04 - Ankara Azerbaijan 38
06/16/04 - Istanbul Romania 16-24 (6 victims)
06/20/04 - Erzurum Russia 18
07/07/04 - Ankara Moldova 20
07/07/04 - Ankara Moldova 25
07/15/04 - Antalya Moldova 19
07/24/04 - Istanbul Moldova 19
07/24/04 - Istanbul Moldova 25
07/28/04 - Ankara Moldova 17
07/28/04 - Ankara Moldova 26
08/05/04 - Ankara Moldova 19
08/05/04 - Ankara Moldova 20
08/05/04 - Ankara Moldova 30
DEUTSCH

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
World Headlines

 


UN: Pope's Visit To Iraq "A Symbol Of Hope"

The visit by Pope Francis to the northern Iraqi city of Mosul at the weekend will be a symbol of hope and an opportunity to join forces for peace and unity, the UN cultural agency, UNESCO, said on Thursday, ahead of his touchdown in the capital, Baghdad... More>>

Myanmar: Military Must Stop Murdering And Jailing Protestors – Bachelet

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Thursday said security forces in Myanmar must “halt their vicious crackdown on peaceful protestors,” following another day of deadly violence across the country on Wednesday... More>>

Syria: Economic Decline, Rising Hunger And Surging Humanitarian Needs

Syria’s fragile economy has “suffered multiple shocks” over the past 18 months, with its currency plummeting and joblessness swelling as people struggle to cover their basic needs, the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator told the Security Council ... More>>


Focus On: UN SDGs


Podcast: A UN Top Official’s Inspiring Journey To Leadership

UN Under-Secretary for Global Communications Melissa Fleming speaks to Agnes Kalibata, the Special Envoy to the 2021 Food Systems Summit, about her journey as a woman leader – from growing up as a Rwandan refugee in Uganda to becoming Rwanda’s Minister of Agriculture and now a top official at the United Nations... More>>

UNFCCC: Greater Climate Ambition Urged As Initial NDC Synthesis Report Is Published

UN Climate Change today published the Initial NDC Synthesis Report, showing nations must redouble efforts and submit stronger, more ambitious national climate action plans in 2021 if they’re to achieve the Paris Agreement goal of limiting global temperature rise by 2°C—ideally 1.5°C—by the end of the century... More>>


2021: Critical Year To ‘reset Our Relationship With Nature’ – UN Chief

During this time of “crisis and fragility”, the UN chief told the United Nations Environment Assembly on Monday that human well-being and prosperity can be vastly improved by prioritizing nature-based solutions. Painting a picture of the turmoil ... More>>