Istanbul Ataturk Airport

Istanbul Ataturk Airport International Terminal Problematic Passengers Room

Status

Closed/ceased migrant detention

2019

Type: Transit centre (Administrative)

Custodial Authority: Ministry of the Interior, Ministry of the Interior, Ministry of the Interior

Management: Passport Police (Governmental)

Detains: Adult women, Adult men, Families, Accompanied minors

Capacity Reported population Conditions complaints?
30
13

2009

YES

2011

Turkey

16,116

Estimated detention capacity (2018)

26

Number of detention centres (2019)

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FACILITY NAMES
Istanbul Ataturk Airport International Terminal Problematic Passengers Room
Location

Country: Turkey

City & Region: Istanbul Ataturk Airport, Europe

Latitude, Longitude: 40.9838181713, 28.8176107407

Contact Information
Istanbul Ataturk Havalimani Uluslararasi Terminali, Yesilkoy, Istanbul

MANAGEMENT & BUDGET

Facility type

Category Filter Administrative

Type Transit centre

2009
Center Status

Status Closed/ceased migrant detention

2019

Status In use

2014

Status In use

2012

Status In use

2009
Management

Name Passport Police

Type Governmental

2014
Outsourced services and non-state actors

Provider Unnamed private security company

Service Security

2009
Area of Operations

Area of Authority of Operations Governorate of Istanbul

2011

DETAINEES

Demographics

Name Adult women

2009

Name Adult men

2009

Name Families

2009

Name Accompanied minors

2009
Categories of detainees

Name Asylum seekers (administrative)

2011

Name Undocumented migrants (administrative)

2009

SIZE & POPULATION

Capacity (specialised migration-related facility)

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 30

2011
Reported Single-Day Migration Detainee Population at Facility (day)

Number 13

2009

LENGTH OF DETENTION

Detention Timeframe (long, medium, short)

Length Short-term (3 days or less)

2014
Overstays

Reported Overstays Yes

2011

OUTCOMES

CONDITIONS RATINGS

Inadequate conditions

Bedding and clothing

2011

Ventilation

2011

Food provision

2011

CARCERAL INDICATORS

External Security Regime

Secure

2012

Secure

2011

Secure

2009

STAFF

SEGREGATION

Gender Segregation

Yes

2011
Legal Segregation

No

2009
Family Segregation

No

2011
Age Segregation

No

2009

CELLS

COMMUNAL SPACE & ACTIVITIES

HEALTH CARE

MONITORING & ACCESS

Monitors & Civil Society Access

Yes

International or regional human rights mechanisms

2011

Yes

UN High Commissioner for Refugees

2009

Yes

International or regional human rights mechanisms

2009

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