Gaziantep, southeast Turkey

Gaziantep Removal Centre

Status

In use

2021

Type: Immigration detention centre (Administrative)

Custodial Authority: Ministry of the Interior

Management: Directorate General for Migration Management (Governmental)

Detains: Adult men, Disabled persons, Adult women, Families, Accompanied minors, Removal centre (Geri Gönderme Merkezi)

Capacity Reported population Deaths at facility
750
808

2018

Yes
Turkey

15,908

Estimated detention capacity (2021)

26

Number of detention centres (2019)

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FACILITY NAMES
Gaziantep Removal Centre
Location

Country: Turkey

City & Region: Gaziantep, southeast Turkey, Europe

Contact Information
Güllük Mahallesi, 27900 Oğuzeli/Gaziantep
0090 342 2150181

MANAGEMENT & BUDGET

Facility type

Category Filter Administrative

Type Immigration detention centre

2019
National typology

Name Removal centre (Geri Gönderme Merkezi)

2015
Operating Period

Year of Entry 2016

2019
Center Status

Status In use

2021

Status Last documented use

2018

Status In use

2017

Status In use

2015
Management

Name Directorate General for Migration Management

Type Governmental

2015
Outsourced services and non-state actors

Provider Unknown private security provider

Service Security

2018

Provider Unknown catering company

Service Food services

2018
Facility owner

State or Privately Owned Government

Name of Owner Ministry of Interior

2016

DETAINEES

Demographics

Name Adult men

2018

Name Disabled persons

2018

Name Adult women

2018

Name Families

2018

Name Accompanied minors

2018
Categories of detainees

Name Undocumented migrants (administrative)

2018

Name Non-immigration-related administrative detainees

2018

SIZE & POPULATION

Capacity (specialised migration-related facility)

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 750

2018

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 750

2017
Reported Single-Day Migration Detainee Population at Facility (day)

Number 808

2018
Reports of Detainee Overpopulation at Facility

Reported Overpopulation Yes

2018

LENGTH OF DETENTION

Detention Timeframe (long, medium, short)

Length Long-term (more than 20 days)

2018
Maximum Legal Length of Detention (days)

Maximum Legal Length of Detention (days) 365

2014

OUTCOMES

Reports of Deaths

Reported deaths? Yes

2018
Reports of Suicide Attempts

Suicides Reported Yes

2018

CONDITIONS RATINGS

Inadequate conditions

Food provision

2018

Access to telephones

2018

Protection from Physical Violence

2018

CARCERAL INDICATORS

External Security Regime

Secure

2018
Armed External Guards

Yes

2018
Carceral Environment

Partially

2016
Non-Carceral Child-Friendly Space

Yes

2018

STAFF

Specially Trained

Partially

2018
Mistreatment Reports

Yes

2014
Ratio (staff on duty/detainees)

1/5

2018

SEGREGATION

Gender Segregation

Yes

2018
Legal Segregation

Not Applicable

2018
Family Segregation

Yes

2018
Age Segregation

No

2018

CELLS

Detainees Per Cell

6

2018
At Least Three Square Meters Per Detainee

Yes

2018
Security/Isolation Cells

Yes

2018
Equipped (beds, tables, shelves, chairs)

Partially

2018
Maximum Time in Security/Isolation Cells (hours)

1

2018

COMMUNAL SPACE & ACTIVITIES

Hours Outdoor Space Accessible

1

2018
Leisure Equipment

Yes

2018
Activities/Education for Children

Yes

2018
Skills Development for Adults

Yes

2018
Language Classes

Yes

2018
Possibility to Prepare Own Meals

No

2018
Remunerated Work

No

2016
Indoor Communal Space

Yes

2018
Outdoor Space

Yes

2018

HEALTH CARE

Medical Screening upon Arrival (within 48 hours)

No

2018
Psychological Evaluation upon Arrival

Yes

2018
Doctor on Duty (at least once per week)

Yes

2018
Qualified Nurse Present (on daily basis)

Yes

2018
Regular Psychologist Visits (at least once per week)

Yes

2018

MONITORING & ACCESS

Monitors & Civil Society Access

Yes

National ombudsman or human rights institution

2018
Family Access

Yes

2018
Consular Access

Yes

2018
Lawyer Access

Yes

2016

TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Access to Telephones

Limited

2018
Free Outgoing Local Calls

Limited

2018
Receiving Calls

No

2016
Computer Access

No

2016
Internet Access

No

2016
Access to Personal Cell Phones

No

2016