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How To Be Released From The Turkish Repatriation Center? 

What Is The Turkish Repatriation Center? 

The Turkish Repatriation Center is where foreign nationals are held for repatriation or administrative detention due to their violation of particular rules and laws. These include; who have been deported from Turkey, whose residence permit has been interrupted, who violated the entry-exit rules, who did not leave Turkey within the given time without an acceptable excuse, and who were subject to an administrative detention decision. 

How To Be Released From The Turkish Repatriation Center?

In order for the foreign nationals under administrative detention in Repatriation Center to be released, an application must first be filed against the deportation decision. The application to the Administrative Court against the deport decision suspends the execution of the deport process until the case is concluded.

Secondly, an application must be made to the Criminal Court of Peace against the foreign national’s administrative detention decision. It should be clearly emphasized that some circumstances will change the procedure and the duration of exitance from the Repatriation Center. In this case during the evaluation such circumstances as;  The status of the foreign national for whom the deport decision has been taken,the nationality of the foreign national, the reason for the deportation etc. matter in this process.

How To Abolish The Deport Decision?

The duration of administrative detention at the Repatriation Center is for a maximum of 6 months. If a lawsuit is filed against the deportation decision within this period, the applicant is not deported. However, he/she remains under administrative detention at the Repatriation Centre. Administrative detention is reviewed every month in order to determine whether there is a necessity or not for keeping the foreign national at the Repatriation Center. In order to abolish or change the administrative detention decision, it is necessary to apply to the Criminal Court of Peace in where the administrative detention decision was taken.

In the following cases below, it may not be necessary to continue the administrative detention:

  • It is foreseen that the deportation decision cannot be carried out within six months after the foreigner is taken into administrative detention,
  • The emergence of possible indications that a deportation decision cannot be taken for the foreigner under administrative detention,
  • Disapperance of the risk of escape and disappearance, which was the basis for an administrative detention decision for the foreigner,
  • Application of the foreigner for Voluntary return support.

The foreign nationals is generally not kept in the Repatriation Center where he/she started administrative detention and is transferred to other Repatriation Centers. For example, it is seen that a person who started administrative detention in Tuzla Repatriation Center was later transferred to Çanakkale Repatriation Center, Kayseri Repatriation Center and Iğdır Repatriation Centers. In this case, the filing of a lawsuit against the administrative detention decision should not be made in the second place, but to the Criminal Court of Peace in the first place where the administrative detention decision was taken. Otherwise, the court will give a decision of lack of jurisdiction and send the file to the authorized court.

Abolishing The Deport Decision And Releasing From The Repatriation Center

If the foreign national is under administrative detention at the Repatriation Centre, you should seek assistance from authorized persons who are experts in their field, without delay. As Ata Institutional Consultancy , we are with you from the beginning to the end of this process. For information about our service, you can contact us by calling 0539 939 36 89 or by e-mail 

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ATA Institutional Consulting, founded in 2002, is a leading consultancy firm in the sector providing work permit, residence permit, Turkish Citizenship and turquoise card consultancy in Turkey.
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