Van

Van 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: Removal Centre (Geri Gonderme Merkezi), Unaccompanied minors

Capacity Reported population Deaths at facility
750
244

2014

Yes
Turkey

15,908

Estimated detention capacity (2021)

26

Number of detention centres (2019)

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FACILITY NAMES
Van Removal Centre
Location

Country: Turkey

City & Region: Van, Europe

Latitude, Longitude: 38.4968622183, 43.3815765381

Contact Information
Kurubaş Mahallesi Hakkari Yolu Üzeri 7. Km Tekstilkent Yanı Edremit/VAN (Van İl Göç İdaresi Müdürlüğü Resmi Sitesi)

0090 432 223 33 35

MANAGEMENT & BUDGET

Facility type

Category Filter Administrative

Type Immigration detention centre

2015

Category Filter Administrative

Type Immigration detention centre

2009
National typology

Name Removal Centre (Geri Gonderme Merkezi)

2014
Operating Period

Year of Entry 2017

Center Status

Status In use

2021

Status Last documented use

2018

Status In use

2015

Status In use

2014

Status In use

2009
Management

Name Directorate General for Migration Management

Type Governmental

2014

Name Tracing and Control Police

Type Governmental

2009
Outsourced services and non-state actors

Provider Unknown

Service Food services

2019
Facility owner

State or Privately Owned Government

Name of Owner Ministry of Interior

2017

DETAINEES

Demographics

Name Unaccompanied minors

2019

Name Adult women

2014

Name Adult men

2014

Name Accompanied minors

2014
Categories of detainees

Name Non-immigration-related administrative detainees

2019

Name Undocumented migrants (administrative)

2009

SIZE & POPULATION

Capacity (specialised migration-related facility)

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 750

2018

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 250

2014
Reported Single-Day Migration Detainee Population at Facility (day)

Number 244

2014
Reports of Detainee Overpopulation at Facility

Reported Overpopulation Yes

2009

LENGTH OF DETENTION

Detention Timeframe (long, medium, short)

Length Long-term (more than 20 days)

2014
Overstays

Reported Overstays Yes

2020
Maximum Legal Length of Detention (days)

Maximum Legal Length of Detention (days) 365

2013

OUTCOMES

Reports of Deaths

Reported deaths? Yes

2014

CONDITIONS RATINGS

Inadequate conditions

Overcrowding

2019

Medical care

2014

Hygiene

2009

State of repair

2009

Outdoor exercise

2009

Bedding and clothing

2009

Lighting

2009

CARCERAL INDICATORS

External Security Regime

Secure

2014

Secure

2009
Armed External Guards

Yes

2017
Carceral Environment

Partially

2017
Non-Carceral Child-Friendly Space

Yes

2017
Armed Internal Personnel

Yes

2020

STAFF

Specially Trained

Partially

2019
Mistreatment Reports

Yes

2009
Ratio (staff on duty/detainees)

1/4

2019

SEGREGATION

Gender Segregation

Yes

2009
Legal Segregation

No

2009
Family Segregation

No

2014
Age Segregation

No

2009

CELLS

Security/Isolation Cells

Yes

2017
Equipped (beds, tables, shelves, chairs)

Yes

2019

COMMUNAL SPACE & ACTIVITIES

Hours Outdoor Space Accessible

1

2019
Leisure Equipment

Yes

2019
Activities/Education for Children

Yes

2019
Skills Development for Adults

Yes

2019
Language Classes

Yes

2019
Possibility to Prepare Own Meals

No

2017
Remunerated Work

No

2017
Indoor Communal Space

Yes

2017
Outdoor Space

Yes

2017

HEALTH CARE

Medical Screening upon Arrival (within 48 hours)

No

2019
Psychological Evaluation upon Arrival

Yes

2019
Doctor on Duty (at least once per week)

Yes

2019
Qualified Nurse Present (on daily basis)

Yes

2019
Regular Psychologist Visits (at least once per week)

Yes

2019
Covid-19 Measures

Unknown

No

Partially

Unknown

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

Unknown

2019

MONITORING & ACCESS

Monitors & Civil Society Access

Yes

National ombudsman or human rights institution

2014
Family Access

Yes

2019
Lawyer Access

Yes

2017

TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Access to Telephones

Limited

2019
Free Outgoing Local Calls

Limited

2019
Receiving Calls

No

2019
Computer Access

Unknown

2019
Internet Access

No

2017
Access to Personal Cell Phones

No

2017