Visit to İzmir by NPM


The HREIT Delegation, headed by the Board Members Dilek Ertürk and Harun Mertoğlu, visited the detention centers in İzmir between 27.09.2021 and 29.09.2021.

On the first day of their contacts, the HREIT Delegation made an unannounced visit to the Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport Inadmissable Passenger Unit within the scope of the National Prevention Mechanism mandate. The Delegation received information from the Unit officials and examined the accommodation conditions on the spot.

On the second day of their contacts, a visit was made to Menemen R Type Closed Penitentiary Institution. Detailed information about the Institution was obtained from Director Turan Tabakoğlu.

On the third day of their contacts, a visit was made to the İzmir Karşıyaka Children’s Homes Site Directorate. Detailed information about the Directorate was obtained from the Director Turgay Akdoğan.

In all three visits, ‘Situations relating to the physical conditions of the institutions, the situation of vulnerable groups such as people with disabilities  and the child kept with the mother, the treatment to the detainees, the health services and the measures taken for the Covid-19 pandemic and vaccination studies, nutritional conditions, social activities, daily life and communication with the external world’ were examined in the context of international standards, and; one-on-one interviews were held with people deprived of their liberty.

As a result of the visits, reports containing the assessments and recommendations regarding the examinations and interviews will be prepared and shared with the relevant institutions and the public.

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