As we reported earlier, Maksat Baymuradov was detained by police in Istanbul on August 31 and taken first to the city of Tuzla, from there the next day to the deportation center in Diyarbakyr. On September 7, Baymyradov was transferred to the deportation center in Erzurum. On the same day, his lawyers opened a case demanding the cancellation of the deportation Decision.
The lawyers also established that employees of the Turkmen consulate came to the deportation center in Erzurum and interviewed their client. After this meeting, according to information from workers at the deportation center, employees of the Turkmenistan consulate began visiting the Erzurum deportation center almost every day.
On September 8, lawyers visited the deportation center and carried out the necessary procedures to appeal the deportation Decision, after which they received confirmation that the complaint had been registered. Despite the fact that these procedures legally guaranteed that their client would not be deported, the Istanbul lawyers stayed there for two more days before leaving Erzurum.
After their departure, there was no news from Maksat Baymuradov for several days, so on September 13, lawyers contacted the deportation center with a request to provide information about Baymyradov. Only on September 19, the lawyers were informed that Baymuradov had been deported to his homeland on September 11 by the decision of the administrative court of Diyarbakyr. Lawyers especially note that all this time they could not receive answers to their repeated official requests.
On September 21, Baymuradov’s lawyers appealed to the Constitutional Court with a complaint about illegal deportation. They also filed a complaint with the relevant institutions about the illegal actions of the Turkish authorities.
Turkmen Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights