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Gender in the Turkish Asylum Process

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Female and LGBTI+ asylum seekers’ experiences are invisible and under-researched within Turkey’s asylum regime. Based on in-depth interviews with asylum seekers, this chapter shows that although women and LGBTI+s have often escaped from gender-related persecution, they are exposed to serious gendered risks throughout the asylum application and reception process in Turkey. This is especially visible in the cases when applicants are sent, without any social or economic support, to small and conservative cities which are unsafe for single women and LGBTI+s. This chapter shows that there is no gender sensitivity in asylum reception and protection processes in Turkey and the processes may put women and LGBTI+s in more vulnerable positions exposed to sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV).

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    DGMM has established a provincial office in every city. For a list of provincial offices, see http://www.goc.gov.tr/icerik3/il-mudurlukleri-iletisim-bilgileri_362_371_5769.

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Coşkun, E., Eski, B. (2020). Gender in the Turkish Asylum Process. In: Williams, L., Coşkun, E., Kaşka, S. (eds) Women, Migration and Asylum in Turkey. Migration, Diasporas and Citizenship. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-28887-7_5

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