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Turkish Authorities Deported 300 Kyrgyz

Friday 30 March 2012

Istanbul (24.kg news agency) – According to General Consulate of Kyrgyz Republic in Ankara, Turkish authorities deported 300 Kyrgyz nationals from Istanbul.

The Kyrgyz Embassy in Ankara doesn’t hold the exact number of deported Kyrgyz from Turkey. However, according to unofficial information, about 800 Kyrgyz citizens were deported last year from Antalya. “Local authorities inform the Consulate only when our citizens don’t have passport or it is expired. If a person has some identification document but its visa is expired, he will be deported without notifying us,” explained a Consulate official.

Most of the deported are women (90%). “There are cases when Kyrgyz women change last name and return to Turkey,” he added.

The deportation is carried out at the expense of the culprit. He pays a fine of US $85. “If a culprit doesn’t have enough money, he will be put in jail for a month. After that, he or she will be deported at the expense of Turkey and he can’t visit the country for 5 years,” said the Consulate representative.

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