Uzbek and Chechen families are being arrested in Istanbul
Uzbek and Chechen families were arrested in Bashakshehir and Kiyashehir districts, Istanbul. According to mass media, 35 Uzbek and 40 Chechen families were arrested during a raid. The latest news report about sufferings of a family from Eastern Turkestan. Head of a family from Eastern Turkestan was arrested in Fatih district, Istanbul, who appealed to the district immigration office for temporary living permit. His wife with a baby was left outside. A human rights activist Muhammet Kara, who is helping this family, reports that the immigrants are not provided any legal assistance; they even do not have a defense lawyer. According to Muhammet Kara, the same indifference was shown to 70-80 families, mainly Uzbek and Chechen families. Some families were forcedly sent to the deportation center despite they had temporary living permit. It came to a point that children from several immigrant families were taken away and given to orphanages. Immigrant families in Istanbul live in permanent expectation of such sufferings. In addition, they are concerned with what is expecting them at home after deportation.