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Türkiye

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Protection. Does the country protect this right for migrants in national law?

Türkiye

  • Groups of rights:
  • ADMISSION AND LEGAL STATUS
  • NON-DISCRIMINATION AND VULNERABILITY
  • SOCIAL RIGHTS
  • INTEGRATION AND CITIZENSHIP
  • CIVIL AND POLITICAL RIGHTS

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Türkiye shows variation across several categories. The country protects rights related to Legal Personhood, Religion, Opinion, Due Process, Vulnerable Migrants, and Victims of Crime. As an example, Article 25 of the Turkish Constitution provides that everyone has the right to freedom of thought and opinion. The words "everyone" and "no one" in the text of Article 25 are so broad that they encapsulate both Turkish citizens and foreigners present on...

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The Migrant Rights Initiative conducts cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research on the human rights of migrants and then fosters opportunities for innovative action that reshapes the way governments treat people who cross international borders. Our Migrant Rights Database (MRD) evaluates how countries protect and implement 17 categories of rights according to 65 standardized indicators, based on the Initiative’s International Migrants Bill of Rights (IMBR).

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