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, Asylum seekers (administrative), Undocumented migrants (administrative)

Capacity Reported population Deaths at facility
30
13

2009

No Data
Turkey

16,116

Estimated detention capacity (2018)

26

Number of detention centres (2019)

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MANAGEMENT & BUDGET

GDP facility typology

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

STATISTICS & DATA

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
Capacity (specialised immigration facility)

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 30

2011
Reported Population (day)

Number 13

2009
Detention Timeframe (long, medium, short)

Length Short-term (3 days or less)

2014
Overstays

Reported Overstays Yes

2011

CONDITIONS & REGIME

Reports of adequate or inadequate conditions

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Bedding and clothing

2011

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Ventilation

2011

Adequate or Inadequate? Adequate

Detention centre conditions Showers and toilets

2011

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Food provision

2011

Adequate or Inadequate? Adequate

Detention centre conditions Access to telephones

2011

Adequate or Inadequate? Adequate

Detention centre conditions Showers and toilets

2009
External Security Regime

Security Level Secure

2012

Security Level Secure

2011

Security Level Secure

2009
Gender Segregation

Gender Segregation Yes

2011
Legal Segregation

Legal Segregation No

2009
Family Segregation

Family Segregation No

2011
Age Segregation

Age Segregation No

2009
Monitors & Civil Society Access

Yes or No Yes

Type of institution International or regional human rights mechanisms

2011

Yes or No Yes

Type of institution UN High Commissioner for Refugees

2009

Yes or No Yes

Type of institution International or regional human rights mechanisms

2009